Jews and Christians in Conflict in Ancient Himyar (Yemen) | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 69, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 2542-6583
  • E-ISSN: 2590-3268


In the twenties of the sixth century CE there was a short-lived Jewish kingdom in Himyar. The Jewish king Yusuf declared war on the Christians of the city of Najrân who were supported by the Christian kingdom of Ethiopia, the latter being a long-standing foe of Himyar. The four most important sources for our knowledge of this episode are discussed in this article, as well as the major issues between the Himyarite Jews and Christians.


Article metrics loading...

Loading full text...

Full text loading...
  • Article Type: Research Article
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error