ABU SA‘D IBN ‘ABD AL-SAYYID

An deacon, archon, , and mu‘allim. He had some copied by the deacon IBN NASR in Coptic and in for the Church of the Mu‘allaqah in Old Cairo.

The first of the two is a lectionary in Coptic (Liturgy 317) for the second trimester of the Coptic year (Kiyahk, Tubah, and Amshir), of which, however, only the month of Amshr survives (fols. 241-363). This manuscript was completed on 1 Bashans A.M. 1472/7 May A.D. 1756, and given to the Church of the Mu‘allaqah in Old Cairo. It is a large-sized manuscript (32 21 cm).

The second manuscript is a lectionary in Arabic (Liturgy 320) for the weekdays of the first three months of the Coptic year, Tut, Babah, and Hatur (fols. 4-246). This manuscript was completed on 20 Tubah A.M. 1474/26 January A.D. 1758, and also given to the Church of the Mu‘allaqah. It is a large-sized manuscript (29.5 21 cm).

  • Graf, G. Catalogue des arabes chrétiens conservés au Caire, pp. 254-55. Vatican City, 1934.

KHALIL SAMIR, S.J.