Thabit b. Qurra - ܬܐܒܬ ܒܪ ܩܘܪܗ (826? - 901) This page is an entry in A Guide to Syriac Authors


Abū al-Ḥasan Thābit b. Qurra b. Marwān al-Ṣābī al-Ḥarrānī, the most famous of the ‘Ṣābian’ scholars from the Abbasid period, is one of the few non-Christian authors known by name who composed works in Syriac.1


  • ܬܐܒܬ ܒܪ ܩܘܪܗ
  • Thabit b. Qurra
  • Thābit b. Qurra1

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  • Birth: 826?1
  • Death: 9011

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  • 1 H. Takahashi, "Thābit b. Qurra." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 399-400, 399-400.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to e-GEDSH entry
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James E. Walters et al., “Thabit b. Qurra — ܬܐܒܬ ܒܪ ܩܘܪܗ ” in A Guide to Syriac Authors last modified August 17, 2016,


James E. Walters et al., “Thabit b. Qurra — ܬܐܒܬ ܒܪ ܩܘܪܗ .” In A Guide to Syriac Authors, edited by David A. Michelson and Nathan P. Gibson. Vol. 2 of The Syriac Biographical Dictionary, edited by David A. Michelson., 2016-. Entry published August 17, 2016.

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Entry Title: Thabit b. Qurra — ܬܐܒܬ ܒܪ ܩܘܪܗ

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  • Editing, document design, proofreading, data entry by David A. Michelson
  • Matching with records, data entry, data transformation, conversion to XML by Nathan P. Gibson
  • GEDSH and Barsoum English name entry, matching with records by James E. Walters
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  • Normalization of GEDSH dates and entry matching with records by Alex Vawter
  • Editorial oversight for GEDSH and Barsoum English text entry, and proofreading by Christopher Johnson
  • GEDSH and Barsoum English text entry and proofreading by the Syriac Research Group, University of Alabama
  • Proofreading of GEDSH abstracts and addition of confessions and alternate names from GEDSH by Nathan P. Gibson

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