Skip to main content

Hunain ibn-Ishaq

Index: La busca de Averrores, El Aleph, OC,Obras completas. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1974. 583.
Type
N

Arabian philosopher of Hira, called Johannitius in Latin, known for his translations of Aristotle

Fishburn and Hughes: The most important Arab translator of ancient Greek. Bilingual in Syriac and Arabic, he translated Hippocrates and Galen into Arabic and Aristotle into Syriac. He also wrote many original works on medical and philosophical subjects. Ibn-Ishaq belonged to a tribe which had embraced Christianity in the form of Nestorianism, a doctrine which held that there are two separate persons in the incarnate Christ, one divine and the other human. Averroës’ Search