A comparative study of the contents and structure of the tragic events which took place in the South Arabian city of Najran as they were narrated in the Arabic recension contained in the MS Sinaitic Arabic 535, the most important of the Arabic witnesses in which the account of the Martyrs of Najran is included. As the account of the Martyrs of Najran has hitherto been known only through the Greek and the Syriac textual tradition, an original analysis of the Arabic account, with a comparative scope, is offered in this book to provide information about the most important details, and for identifying the original text from which the Arabic version was made.
Juan Pedro Monferrer-Sala
Professor Juan Pedro Monferrer-Sala, Ph.D. University of Granada, is specialized in Semitic Studies and teaches in the Faculty of Arts, University of Córdoba. He has published studies of religious texts from early Islam, Christian-Arabic and Judaeo-Arabic materials. He is currently working on the edition and study of Christian-Arabic manuscripts and on Semitic linguistics as well.