The HISTORY OF THE PATRIARCHS mentions Bashbish in passing as a geographical reference point. During the patriarchate of ZACHARIAS (1004-1032), a conflict arose between the bishop of Tanah and the bishop of Samannud over which bishopric could rightfully claim al-Kom Sandara. According to the account, this place lay between Bashbish and Shubra Damanah. It is uncertain whether this Bashbish is the same city spoken of by the Muslim authors.
- Timm, S. Das christlich-koptische Ägypten in arabischer Zeit, Vol. 1, pp. 353-54. Wiesbaden, 1984.