The Bible Text of Theodore Abu Kurra

Preferred Citation

Tritton, Arthur S. “The Bible Text of Theodore Abu Kurra.” Journal of Theological Studies 34 (1933): 52–54.


Compares Theodore Abū Qurra's quotations from the Old and New Testaments with versions in different sources languages. Concludes that he does not seem to have had a fixed Arabic text of the Bible from which he quoted, but rather that ad hoc translations were made from memory.

Full Citation Information



Title: Journal of Theological Studies


Date of Publication: 1933

Pages: 52-54

Volume: 34

Subject Headings

Christian  Melkite  Biblical quotations in Christian Arabic writings  Theodore Abū Qurra 

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Editorial Responsibility:

  • Ronny Vollandt, general editor, Biblia Arabica
  • Ronny Vollandt, editor, Biblia Arabica
  • Nathan P. Gibson, entry contributor, “The Bible Text of Theodore Abu Kurra”
  • Peter Tarras, entry contributor, “The Bible Text of Theodore Abu Kurra”

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  • Record added to Zotero by Nathan P. Gibson
  • Primary editing by Peter Tarras

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