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Biblical Archaeology Review 48:1, Spring 2022

Jesus in Arabia: Tracing the Spread of Christianity into the Desert

By Ahmad Al-Jallad

Our project may have found the earliest reference to Christian belief among the ancient Arabs. Likely dating to the fourth century, a desert inscription written in a peculiar script appears to invoke the name of Jesus. What does this unique text reveal about Christianity’s first spread to the Arabian tribes?

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