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The Martyrdom of Abo of Tbilisi is a Christian martyrdom text pertaining to Abo, an Arab who converted to Christianity at Kartli then was martyred at Tbilisi which was under Islamic rule. It was written near the end of the eighth century AD by his close friend Ioane Sabanisdze who lived in Tbilisi and witnessed the death of Abo. The authenticity of the Martyrdom of Abo is undisputed, and is one of the earliest known texts to first use the Georgian language in writing.

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  • The Martyrdom of Abo of Tbilisi is a Christian martyrdom text pertaining to Abo, an Arab who converted to Christianity at Kartli then was martyred at Tbilisi which was under Islamic rule. It was written near the end of the eighth century AD by his close friend Ioane Sabanisdze who lived in Tbilisi and witnessed the death of Abo. The authenticity of the Martyrdom of Abo is undisputed, and is one of the earliest known texts to first use the Georgian language in writing. It is also the first Georgian work to provide theological arguments against Islam. The text further provides both literary and historical documentation concerning Kartli and the surrounding towns in the second-half of the eighth century, and elaborates the social, political, and cultural aspects of a Christian country under Arab dominants. (en)
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  • The Martyrdom of Abo of Tbilisi is a Christian martyrdom text pertaining to Abo, an Arab who converted to Christianity at Kartli then was martyred at Tbilisi which was under Islamic rule. It was written near the end of the eighth century AD by his close friend Ioane Sabanisdze who lived in Tbilisi and witnessed the death of Abo. The authenticity of the Martyrdom of Abo is undisputed, and is one of the earliest known texts to first use the Georgian language in writing. (en)
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  • Martyrdom of Abo of Tbilisi (en)
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