The estates of ‘Amr b. al-‘āṣ in Palestine: notes on a new Negev Arabic inscription

  title={The estates of ‘Amr b. al-‘āṣ in Palestine: notes on a new Negev Arabic inscription},
  author={Michael Lecker},
  journal={Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies},
  pages={24 - 37}
  • Michael Lecker
  • Published 1 February 1989
  • History
  • Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
The inscription recently found in the Negev (see Y. D. Nevo, ‘A new Negev Arabic inscription’, p. 18 above) mentions one Hakim b. Abī Asmā', a mawlā of ‘Abdallāh b. 'Amr b. al-‘Āṣ. No reference to a person called Ḣakīm b. Abī Asmā could be found in any other source, literary or archaeological, for the early Islamic period. His master, ‘Abdallāh b. ‘Amr b. al-‘Āṣ, is presumably the famous scholar, son of the conqueror of Palestine and Egypt, who was from the Quraysh clan of Banū Sahm. There is a… 

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