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Abraham Of Farshut

ABRAHAM OF FARSHUT A sixth-century abbot (feast day: 24 Tubah). In addition to the SYNAXARION (Basset, 1916, p. 684; Forget, 1953-1954, 47-49, pp. 411-13 [text]; 78, pp. 401-05 [trans.]), which gives a brief résumé of his life, numerous Coptic folios (Campagnano, 1970, pp. 230-32, 239-41) contain the remains of two Encomia. Moreover, we have also …

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Abib Ibn Nasr

ABIB IBN NASR A deacon in Cairo, Abib worked as a copyist between 1756 and 1767, both in Coptic and in Arabic, for the archon NASIM ABU SA‘D IBN ‘ABD AL-SAYYID and the priest al- Khazayini. He is known from three manuscripts of the Coptic Museum of Cairo: (1) A large lectionary in Coptic for …

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Abdallah, Priest

ABDALLAH, Priest A Coptic priest, Abdallah wrote in 1446-1447 that he had read an Arabo-Coptic manuscript transcribed in 1443 and containing principally the Psalter (National Library, Paris, Arabe 42). Folios 230v-31r include a note from him. BIBLIOGRAPHY Troupeau, G. Catalogue des manuscrits arabes [National Library], Vol. 1, Manuscrits chrétiens, pp. 31-32. Paris, 1972. KHALIL SAMIR, …

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Abd Al-Masih

ABD AL-MASIH A manuscript of the Coptic Patriarchate, Cairo (Theology 290; Graf, no. 533; Simaykah, no. 333) contains a collection of 149 poems in simple literary Arabic on moral and religious subjects, composed by Anba Bistawrah, known as al-Hariri (Graf, 1934, Vol. 4, p. 133). It was copied by Ibrahim ibn Sulayman al-Najjar al-Miri in …

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