Abu Ishaq Ibn Fadlallah

ABU ISHAQ IBN FADLALLAH A tenth-century Coptic author and one of the first to write in Arabic. Abu Ishaq left two works, composed in the year A.M. 641/A.D. 924-925. This is earlier than the work of SAWIRUS IBN AL-MUQAFFA‘, Coptic bishop of al-Ashmunayn, who is generally considered the first Coptic author to write in Arabic. …

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Abdallah Ibn Musa

ABDALLAH IBN MUSA. Abdallah is known only from a note left in a manuscript (National Library, Paris, Arabe 107, fol. 126v), which states that he was a deacon and that the manuscript belonged to him. The manuscript was copied by a Copt and completed on 16 Kanun II 1696 of the Greeks/A.D. 1385, suggesting that …

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Saint Abamun Of Tarnut

SAINT ABAMUN OF TARNUT A fourth-century martyr known only from the brief mention of him made by MIKHA’IL, bishop of Atrib and Malij (c. 1240), in the Copto-Arabic SYNAXARION (feast day: 27 Abib). Tarnut (with a nonemphatic initial T, contrary to the forms given by E. AMÉLINEAU, 1893, p. 493) is situated on the west …

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