corner graphic

Bible Encyclopedias

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Omar

Resource Toolbox
Additional Links

The successor of Abu-Bekr, and the second Caliph from 634 to 644; was at first a persecutor of the Faithful, but underwent in 615 a sudden conversion like Said, with a like result; was vizier of Abu-Bekr before he succeeded him; swept and subdued Syria, Persia, and Egypt with the sword in the name of Allah, but is accused of having burned the rich library of Alexandria on the plea that it contained books hostile to the faith of Islam; he was an austere man, and was assassinated by a Persian slave whose wrongs he refused to redress.


Copyright Statement
Public Domain.

Bibliography Information
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Omar'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/nut/o/omar.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

Search for…
Enter query in the box:
 or 
Choose a letter to browse:
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M 
N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  Y  Z 

 
Prev Entry
Oman
Next Entry
Omar KhayyÁm
To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient contact form
Powered by Lightspeed Technology