Sim‘An Ibn Kalil (Ca. 1145-Ca. 1235)

SIM‘AN IBN KALIL (ca. 1145-ca. 1235) A Monk, theologian. Like a number of other great figures in Copto-Arabic literature (including Sawirus ibn al-Muqaffa‘ and Shams al-Ri’asa Abu al-Barakat ibn Kabar), Sim‘an ibn Kalil ibn Maqara began his career as a bureaucrat in government service. In 1173, he was (financial) secretary in the Department of the …

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