The life of Yahya Ibn ‘Adi: A famous Christian philosopher of Baghdad

Mohd Nasir Omar

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Abstract

    Among Christian translators who especially distinguished themselves in the 10<sup>th</sup>/11<sup>th</sup> century Baghdad were Yahya Ibn ‘Adi (d.974), Ibn Zur‘ah (d.1008), Ibn al-Khammar (d.1017) and Abu ‘Ali al-Samh (d.1027). Some of these Christians were no longer relying on the Caliphs or other patrons of learning, but often found their own means of living which in turn prolonged their own academic interest. Consequently, some of them were no mere translators any more, but genuine scholars. The chief architect among them was Yahya Ibn ‘Adi. He was not only the leader of his group but was also dubbed as the best Christian translator, logician and theologian of his times. This is justified, in addition, by his ample productivity in those fields of enquiry. A considerable number of such works have evidently been used by contemporary and later writers, and have also reached us today. Hence we consider that it is in these aspects that his distinctive contributions to scholarship lie, and therefore he deserves more serious study. Thus, this qualitative study which uses content analysis method seeks to introduce Yahya Ibn ‘Adi in terms of his history, life, career, education and writings.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)308-314
    Number of pages7
    JournalMediterranean Journal of Social Sciences
    Volume6
    Issue number2S5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

    Fingerprint

    translator
    life career
    career education
    theologian
    architect
    content analysis
    productivity
    writer
    leader
    history
    learning
    Career education
    Life history
    Productivity
    Content analysis
    Qualitative study
    Philosopher
    Translator
    Baghdad
    Group

    Keywords

    • Career
    • Education
    • His life
    • Writings
    • Yahya Ibn ‘Adi

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Sciences(all)
    • Arts and Humanities(all)
    • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

    Cite this

    The life of Yahya Ibn ‘Adi : A famous Christian philosopher of Baghdad. / Omar, Mohd Nasir.

    In: Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 6, No. 2S5, 2015, p. 308-314.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    @article{64c5c6d360b84b8292aed28a1a89601e,
    title = "The life of Yahya Ibn ‘Adi: A famous Christian philosopher of Baghdad",
    abstract = "Among Christian translators who especially distinguished themselves in the 10th/11th century Baghdad were Yahya Ibn ‘Adi (d.974), Ibn Zur‘ah (d.1008), Ibn al-Khammar (d.1017) and Abu ‘Ali al-Samh (d.1027). Some of these Christians were no longer relying on the Caliphs or other patrons of learning, but often found their own means of living which in turn prolonged their own academic interest. Consequently, some of them were no mere translators any more, but genuine scholars. The chief architect among them was Yahya Ibn ‘Adi. He was not only the leader of his group but was also dubbed as the best Christian translator, logician and theologian of his times. This is justified, in addition, by his ample productivity in those fields of enquiry. A considerable number of such works have evidently been used by contemporary and later writers, and have also reached us today. Hence we consider that it is in these aspects that his distinctive contributions to scholarship lie, and therefore he deserves more serious study. Thus, this qualitative study which uses content analysis method seeks to introduce Yahya Ibn ‘Adi in terms of his history, life, career, education and writings.",
    keywords = "Career, Education, His life, Writings, Yahya Ibn ‘Adi",
    author = "Omar, {Mohd Nasir}",
    year = "2015",
    doi = "10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n2s5p308",
    language = "English",
    volume = "6",
    pages = "308--314",
    journal = "Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences",
    issn = "2039-9340",
    publisher = "MCSER-Mediterranean Center of Social and Educational research",
    number = "2S5",

    }

    TY - JOUR

    T1 - The life of Yahya Ibn ‘Adi

    T2 - A famous Christian philosopher of Baghdad

    AU - Omar, Mohd Nasir

    PY - 2015

    Y1 - 2015

    N2 - Among Christian translators who especially distinguished themselves in the 10th/11th century Baghdad were Yahya Ibn ‘Adi (d.974), Ibn Zur‘ah (d.1008), Ibn al-Khammar (d.1017) and Abu ‘Ali al-Samh (d.1027). Some of these Christians were no longer relying on the Caliphs or other patrons of learning, but often found their own means of living which in turn prolonged their own academic interest. Consequently, some of them were no mere translators any more, but genuine scholars. The chief architect among them was Yahya Ibn ‘Adi. He was not only the leader of his group but was also dubbed as the best Christian translator, logician and theologian of his times. This is justified, in addition, by his ample productivity in those fields of enquiry. A considerable number of such works have evidently been used by contemporary and later writers, and have also reached us today. Hence we consider that it is in these aspects that his distinctive contributions to scholarship lie, and therefore he deserves more serious study. Thus, this qualitative study which uses content analysis method seeks to introduce Yahya Ibn ‘Adi in terms of his history, life, career, education and writings.

    AB - Among Christian translators who especially distinguished themselves in the 10th/11th century Baghdad were Yahya Ibn ‘Adi (d.974), Ibn Zur‘ah (d.1008), Ibn al-Khammar (d.1017) and Abu ‘Ali al-Samh (d.1027). Some of these Christians were no longer relying on the Caliphs or other patrons of learning, but often found their own means of living which in turn prolonged their own academic interest. Consequently, some of them were no mere translators any more, but genuine scholars. The chief architect among them was Yahya Ibn ‘Adi. He was not only the leader of his group but was also dubbed as the best Christian translator, logician and theologian of his times. This is justified, in addition, by his ample productivity in those fields of enquiry. A considerable number of such works have evidently been used by contemporary and later writers, and have also reached us today. Hence we consider that it is in these aspects that his distinctive contributions to scholarship lie, and therefore he deserves more serious study. Thus, this qualitative study which uses content analysis method seeks to introduce Yahya Ibn ‘Adi in terms of his history, life, career, education and writings.

    KW - Career

    KW - Education

    KW - His life

    KW - Writings

    KW - Yahya Ibn ‘Adi

    UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84938484878&partnerID=8YFLogxK

    UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84938484878&partnerID=8YFLogxK

    U2 - 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n2s5p308

    DO - 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n2s5p308

    M3 - Article

    AN - SCOPUS:84938484878

    VL - 6

    SP - 308

    EP - 314

    JO - Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences

    JF - Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences

    SN - 2039-9340

    IS - 2S5

    ER -