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Blumenthal, Christian (2018): Bišr ibn al-Sirrī. Studien zu seinem arabischen Philipperbriefkommentar und seiner Christologie. In: Museon, Vol. 131, No. 3-4: pp. 437-467
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Abstract

In the year 253 A.H. (867 A.D.) Bisr ibn al-Sirri finished his so important translation and interpretation of the Pauline Epistles. In its first two parts the paper at hand is focussed on his commentary on Paul's letter to the Philippians and asks for central themes, with which Bisr deals in this part of his work. It will be seen that he gives among other things a special attention to the explanation of Pauline Christology, especially in Phil 2:6-7. To set his complex interpretation of these verses in a wider frame, in the third part of the paper the perspective is expanded to Bisr's explanation of central Christological passages in other 'Pauline' letters, for example in Rom 8:28-29 or 1Tim 3:16. By that it is possible to generate a deep insight in the coherence of the Christological conception of this early Arabian Bible translator.