A Christian physician of Old and the brother of the physician, patriarch, and historian, who dedicated to him his historical work Nazm al-Jawhar (Cheikho, 1909, p. 488).

‘Isa ibn al-Bitriq was knowledgeable in all of medicine, especially medicaments and treatment. He remained in Old until his death, the year of which is not given by Ibn Abi Usaybi‘ah.


  • Cheikho, L. “Al-Tawarikh al-Nasraniyyah fi al-‘Arabiyyah.” Al- Mashriq 12 (1909).
  • Ibn Abi Usaybiah. ‘Uyun al-Anba’ fi Tabaqat al-Atibba, Vol. 2, p. 57. Cairo, 1882.