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Title: Bišr ibn al-Sirrī
Subtitle: Studien zu seinem arabischen Philipperbriefkommentar und seiner Christologie
Author(s): BLUMENTHAL, Christian
Journal: Le Muséon
Volume: 131    Issue: 3-4   Date: 2018   
Pages: 437-467
DOI: 10.2143/MUS.131.3.3285656

Abstract :
In the year 253 A.H. (867 A.D.) Bišr ibn al-Sirrī finished his so important translation and interpretation of the Pauline Epistles. In its first two parts the paper at hand is focussed on his commentary on Paul’s letter to the Philippians and asks for central themes, with which Bišr deals in this part of his work. It will be seen that he gives among other things a special attention to the explanation of Pauline Christology, especially in Phil 2:6-7. To set his complex interpretation of these verses in a wider frame, in the third part of the paper the perspective is expanded to Bišr’s explanation of central Christological passages in other ‚Pauline‘ letters, for example in Rom 8:28-29 or 1Tim 3:16. By that it is possible to generate a deep insight in the coherence of the Christological conception of this early Arabian Bible translator.

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