MANASSA YUHANNA (1899-1930)
A Coptic church historian.
He was born at Hur, near Mallawi in Upper Egypt. He joined the Coptic Clerical College, Cairo, and became a lay preacher before he was ordained priest of Mallawi Church at the age of twenty. He wrote many books on church history and doctrine. His most important work is Tarikh al-Kanisah al-Qibtiyyah (History of the Coptic Church; repr. Cairo, 1983).