Painting from the Abdallah Nirqi church, Nubia. It shows a theophany as well as a bishop.

Abdallah Nirqi

ABDALLAH NIRQI The site of a medieval town and cemetery located in Egyptian Nubia on the west bank of the Nile, about 4 miles (6 km) to the east of the temple of Abu Simbel, now under the water of Lake Nasser. The name means “place of ‘Abdallah,” after the name of a local farmer …

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Abgar, King Of Edessa

ABGAR A king of Edessa in the first half of the first century (it would seem between 4 B.C. and A.D. 50) and the subject of a Christian legend found for the first time in Eusebius (Historia ecclesiastica 1.13.5-22). According to this version, Abgar, being ill, writes a letter to Jesus asking him to visit …

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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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