A Christian Bahira legend. Richard Gottheil. Published Online: | DOI: Bahira or Sergius the Monk to the Latin West, was an Arab Arian, Nestorian or possibly Gnostic In the Christian tradition Bahira became a heretical monk, whose errant views inspired the Qur’an. K. Szilágyi, Muhammad and the Monk: The Making of the Christian Baḥīrā Legend, Jerusalem Studies in Arabic and Islam A Christian Bahira legend. Main Author: Gottheil, Richard J. H. Language(s): English. Published: New York, Note: Reprint from Zeitschrift für.

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A Christian Bahira Legend

Gottheil them, ‘Ye shall eat and drink in Paradise and it will be well with you. Volume 97 Issue 2 Decpp.

This book relates the legend of the monk Bahira and his alleged interactions with the Prophet Muhammad. Volume 88 Issue 1 Janpp. All kings and peoples will come. Volume 74 Issue 1 Janpp. I am a Christian.

I spake to myself, calling for aid? All their wisdom, their anger and their rage shall legrnd itself] upon the sons of Ishmael.

In all its transformations, the Christian Bahirw. Three more passages of A1b For this reason he was driven from the churches, and fled to the sons of Ishmael. They will pursue the sons of Ishmael, and will drive them to the wilderness of Yathrib, having no mercy upon them, nor showing them grace, neither upon the old men, nor upon the young men.

Because 2 Mohammed was held in great cbristian, Sargis B e blra prophecied in regard to him. One of these drew near a little to me saying, ‘Follow meP Then I followed him in fear and trembling.

A Christian Bahira legend. : Zeitschrift für Assyriologie und Vorderasiatische Archäologie

I shall write a book for thee and shall teach thee. He is the last. If I am right, the redaction of the first part, the apocalyptic vision, might well fall at the end christiaan the eleventh, or the beginning of the twelfth centuries.


Ms Paris Arabe Volume 86 Issue 1 Janpp. He gave them another teach- ing, in which he introduced confusion and changes, chance and lots; laughable things, histories, circumcision, ablution, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, killing for killing; if another man does not take her, he can not take her again. Ibn KhaldOn, IT, All his wrath and his anger he will bring upon the sons of Israel, and especially upon the people whom the Messiah has chosen for his name.

Bahira – Wikipedia

You may have already requested this item. For, bahura the time of No’man they had been accustomed to- worship UzzU — which is Aphrodite Zuhra — whom they mention even now when they swear, saying “No, by all-Uzzi”. Those who know me will kill thee, and C make me ashamed. In it I fashioned 1 a well of good sweet water.

Wherever he happened to pass the night — in a church, a monastery, or in a house — he was accustomed to get up at night secretly and to break all the crosses, leaving one only standing.

The land of Babel will tremble and quake twice a day. He answered, this is the last kingdom of the sons Daimesteter, How will my people believe in me, seeing that I can read no book, and am entirely unlearned? Sefer Divrei Yosef, p. The whole subject has been fully treated in Macler, loc.

On the head of the beast were twelve horns. During such a long transmission copyists had ample opportunity to modify the text; one of them could have complemented the Disputation ‘s original story of Muh. The martyr Sergius is connected with Chosroes: Hoyland, Seeing Islam, p.

He then blessed him. He was of the seed of Abraham, born in adultery among the Jews who lived there. He said to me, this is the Messiah, the liar — who is called the false Messiah.


In my youth I was covered with leprosy, and was sorely tried by Satan. The Arabic Mss have Sufym.

I worship one Chhristian. Great peace will be in their kingdom, be- cause it is the last peace of leegend our Lord spoke in the Gospels. Whatever he bade them do, they did for him; because he taught them gradually that which they profess, and prophecied to them, saying, ‘God will raise up from among you a great man. In that place there is a monastery, 1 and many monks and brothers were there who tended it. Happy is he who has the power ‘to endure to the end, the same shall live’. That Islam is a Christian heresy is only implied by the Christian Bah.

Many wonders did our Lord do through this holy Mar Sargis. Sinai, and the vision he saw there about the imminent rule of the Arabs and the future course of events. This Rabban Sargis related to me, Iso’yabh the monk, the story of his sickness, of his jour- neys to the holy Mountain of Sinai, of the kingdom of the Ishmaelites, one thing after another, until the end; 3 espe- cially of the belief of the sons of Hagar, of the conver- sation 4 which Sargis had with Mohammed the prophet 1 Ste Vol.

The Terminus ad quern in the vision is un- doubtedly the “Kingdom” or “King” of the Romans. After three days he arose C from the grave and showed himself to his disciples. Where didst thou see this vision? By that time this version of the Muslim legend had xhristian dominant: