The Nestorian Ibrahim Ibn ‘Awn

THE NESTORIAN IBRAHIM IBN ‘AWN

A name associated with a composition for resolving questions called Hall al-Shukuk wa-al-Radd ala al-Yahudi al-Muhkalif (The Resolution of Doubts and Refutation of a Jewish Opponent). By employing literal interpretation and by using other scriptural passages, it explains New Testament events and sayings of Jesus and the apostles that seem objectionable to Jews and refutes incorrect conceptions relating to them.

The book and author appear in the author catalog of Abu al- Barakat IBN KABAR, where he is given the nickname al-Iskafi (the shoemaker).

VINCENT FREDERICK

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