Mikha’il Al-Bahrawi

MIKHA’IL AL-BAHRAWI (or al-Nahrawi, since the manuscript has no diacritical point),

Known only as the owner of the oldest and finest manuscript of the Summa Theologica (known as Majmu‘ Usul al-Din; Library, Arabic 103); written by Mu’taman al-Dawlah ibn al-‘Assal (chaps. 1-21 only), copied in Egypt during the author’s lifetime. An unpublished autograph note on folio 208v, dated A.M. 1198/A.D. 1482, indicates this.

  • Samir, K. “Date de composition de la Somme Théologique d’ibn al-‘Assal.” Periodica 50 (1984):94-106.

KHALIL SAMIR, S.J.