Al-Wajih Yuhanna Al-Qalyubi (?-After 1271)

AL-WAJIH YUHANNA AL-QALYUBI (?-after 1271)

A Biblical and Coptic scholar. Al-Wajih Yuhanna ibn Mikha’il ibn Sadaqa al-Qalyubi is a rather overlooked figure of the “golden age” of Copto-Arabic literature, despite his connection to well-known scholars such as al-Mu’taman ibn al-‘Assal, and despite his extensive scholarly output, which includes a Coptic grammar, a careful new Arabic translation of the Pauline epistles, a commentary on Romans, and other works.

His Bohairic Coptic grammar, entitled al-Kifaya (That Which Is Sufficient), breaks new ground in assimilating Arabic grammatical categories (with which the Coptic grammarians began) to the peculiar features of the Coptic language.

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