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A in Cairo, Abib worked as a between 1756 and 1767, both in Coptic and in Arabic, for the archon IBN ‘ABD AL-SAYYID and the priest .

He is known from three manuscripts of the :

(1) A large lectionary in Coptic for the month of ( 317 [123 fols., 32 21 cm]; Graf, no. 689; , Vol. 2, no. 228), completed on 1 A.M. 1472/7 May 1756, on commission from Nasim abu Sa‘d. The subscription (fol. 363) informs us that this lectionary is the third part of a lectionary for the second trimester of the Coptic year.

(2) Another large lectionary in Arabic (Liturgy 320 [243 fols., 29.5 21 cm]; Graf, no. 691; Simaykah, Vol. 2, no. 232) for the weekdays of the first three months of the Coptic year (, , ), completed on 20 A.M. 1474/26 January 1758, on commission from Nasim abu Sa‘d.

(3) A smaller lectionary (Liturgy 52 [115 fols., 28 18 cm]; Graf, no. 70; Simaykah, Vol. 2, no. 236) in Arabic, for the fifty days following . It was completed on 23 Baramhat A.M. 1483/30 March 1767, on commission from the priest al-Khazayini, who bequeathed it to the Church of the Virgin of .

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Graf, G. Catalogue de manuscrits arabes chrétiens conservés au Caire. Studi e Testi 134, 27 (no. 70), 254 (no. 689), and 255 (no. 691). Vatican City, 1934.

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