Abd Al-Masih Al-Isra’ili Al-Raqqi

ABD AL-MASIH AL-ISRA’ILI AL-RAQQI The inscription in the title of the Kitab al-Istidlal? “Book of Dialectic, written by ‘Abd al-Mash al-Isra‘li al-Raqqi, who became a Christian at Misr thanks to ‘ala yadd Shaykh Mansur ibn Sahlan the physician” (Vatican Library, Arabic manuscript 145, fol. 114b)? reveals that ‘Abd al-Masih was a Jew from Raqqah in …

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