Kitab al-Sulwat al-’Amma + Kitab Mazamir Dawud.

Al-Chidyak / Biblia Arabica.

Book ID: 31025


8vo. lix, 628 pp., Arabic text, text translated from original languages into Arabic, original full calf, new spine, marbled outer edges, endpapers & margins foxed, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, Oxford, 1871.


This work was printed in Arabic for the first time at the Arabic Press in Malta by the British Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. It was translated from several languages into Arabic by the leading Lebanese scholar who translated also the Bible into Arabic.
From 1825 to 1848, Faris divided his time between living in Cairo and on the island of Malta. He was the editor-in-chief of an Egyptian newspaper, Al Waqa’eh Al Masriah. In Malta, he was the director of the printing press of American missionaries. He also studied Fiqh in Al-Azhar University in Cairo. Faris is believed to have converted to Protestantism during this period in Egypt, an extended time of relative solitude and study.
In 1848 he was invited to Cambridge, England by the Orientalist Samuel Lee (1783–1852) to participate in the Arabic translation of the Bible. This translation of the Bible was published in 1857, after the death of Samuel Lee and it is still considered one of the best Arabic translations of the Bible.

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