A town located in the Egyptian Delta about 5 miles (8 km) south of al-Mansurah in the Daqahliyyah province. Biljay takes its place in Christian history as the birthplace of the martyr DIOS who was killed during the reign of the emperor Maximian (Rossi, 1893).


  • Amélineau, E. La Géographie de l’Egypte a l’époque copte, pp. 100-101. Paris, 1893.
  • Rossi, F. Un nuovo codice copto del museo Egizio di Torino, pp. 3-136. Rome, 1893.
  • Timm, S. Das christlich-koptische Ägypten in arabischer Zeit, pt. 4, pp. 1886-87. Wiesbaden, 1988.


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