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Abu'l-Fath, or Ibn Abi al-Hasan al-Samiri al-Danafi, was a fourteenth-century Samaritan chronicler, writing in Arabic. His major work is Kitab al-Ta'rikh.

The work was commissioned in 1352 by Pinḥas, Samaritan high priest, and begun in 1356. It is a compilation of Samaritan history from cited earlier sources,[1] running from Adam to Mohammed.[2]

It was edited by Eduard Vilmar as Abulfathi annales Samaritani (Gotha, 1865).


  1. ^ Alan David Crown, Reinhard Pummer, Abraham Tal, A Companion to Samaritan Studies (1993), p. 8.
  2. ^ CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Samaritan Language and Literature


  • P. Stenhouse, The Kitab al-Tarikh of Abu 'l-Fath (Sydney, 1985)
  • Milka Levy-Rubin (translator), Continuatio of the Samaritan Chronicle of Abu L'Fath Al Samiri Al Danafi (2002)

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