ABD AL-MASIH

A manuscript of the Coptic Patriarchate, Cairo (Theology 290; Graf, no. 533; , no. 333) contains a collection of 149 in simple literary Arabic on moral and religious subjects, composed by , known as (Graf, 1934, Vol. 4, p. 133). It was copied by in March 1709 for the mu‘allim , and was offered to the ‘Abd al-Masih.

He may be the same hegumenos (priest) who, during the reign of the 103rd patriarch, () (1676-1718), and in his patriarchal residence, copied a liturgical manuscript (Coptic Patriarchate, Cairo, 15; Simaykah, no. 815; not in Graf) containing a lectionary in Coptic for the Sundays of the first six months of the year. This manuscript was restored in March 1715.

  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
    Graf, G. Catalogue de manuscrits arabes chrétiens conservès au Caire. Studi e Testi 134, p. 200. Vatican City, 1934.

, S. J.

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