(AGATHUN IBN FASIH AL-TURSINI)

A monk of the on , if the (place of origin) refers to him. It is possible that he was the son of a monk of , if the nisbah refers to his father. He belonged to the community of Egypt.

In 1242 he copied in Cairo a , which he called , which also contains the apocryphal Psalm 151 (Sinai Arabic 55,  fols. 1-172). Folios 173-233 were added and bound with Agathun’s manuscript in the sixteenth century, as is confirmed by the note by on the death of the Melchite , V, on 6 April 1503 (cf. fol. 173r).

Agathun ibn Fasih al-Tursini may be the same Agathun who added observations to folios 1v and 176v of a thirteenth-century at Sinai (Arabic 226). On this occasion, he signed himself as , monk at the Monastery of Sinai. Since these two manuscripts have not been microfilmed, it is not possible to compare the handwriting.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Atiya, A. S., and J. N. Youssef. Catalogue Raisonné of the Mount Sinai Arabic Manuscripts (in Arabic), pp. 111-12; 417-18. Alexandria, 1970.

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