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Account of the Subjugation of Syria by the Arabs

An Account of the Subjugation of Syria by the Arabs

(from a fragment of the Arab invasion on the Gospel flyleaf contained in the Syriac Chronica Minora)

 

Ln. 2 …Muḥammad and…

Ln. 3 …the Priest, Mar Elia…

Ln. 4 …and they came…

Ln. 5 …and … and from…

Ln. 6 …strong … month…

Ln. 7 …and the Romans fled

Ln. 8 …and in January, the people of Ḥimṣ [Emesa] made an agreement for their lives and a number of villages were laid waste by … Muḥammad … and a number of people were slaughtered and captives were taken from Galilee up to Beit ZK…

Ln. 12 …and those Arabs camped next to…

Ln. 13 …and we saw everywhere…

Ln. 14 …and the olive oil which they brought and … for them.  And on the twenty

Ln. 15 sixth of May [N] went … cattle…

Ln. 16 …next to Ḥimṣ [Emesa] and pursued the Romans…

Ln. 17 …and …and on the tenth

Ln. 18 [of August] the Romans fled from near Damascus…

Ln. 19 a great number of [people], about ten thousand. And the following

Ln. 20 year the Romans came, on the twentieth of August, in the year n[ine hundred]

Ln. 21 [and forty] seven [= AD 636]; at Gabitha, there assembled…

Ln. 22 …Romans and many people were kil[led from among]

Ln. 23 the [R]omans, about fifty thousand…

Ln. 24 …in the year nine hundred and [forty and…]

Ln. 25 …to him…

 

(Trans. Jack Tannous, 8/2012)

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