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Abdallah Ben-al-Phadeli

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a Melchitic deacon in Sycia, who died in 1044, was the author of the following works in Syriac or Arabic: The Paradise of Christians: A Commentary on the Pentateuch and other Books of the Holy Scripture: A Treatise on Fasting, Almsgiving, and Prayer: Answers to the Questions of the Nestorian Patriarch. He is chiefly known as the translator of the Psalms from the Sept. into Arabic. They were published at Aleppo in 1706, at the expense of the Greek patriarch Athanasius of Antioch, and in 1735 in the Monastery of St. John at Kesroan, on Mount Lebanon. Abdallah also translated some of Chrysostom's writings into Arabic. See Goiri Catal. Manuscript. Bibl. Med. p. 64, 130; Catal. Manuscript. Bibl. Reg. 1, 105; Le Long-Masch Bibl. Sacra, 2, 124. (B.P)

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Abdallah Ben-al-Phadeli'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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