Marqus Ibn Al-Qunbar (?-1208)

MARQUS IBN AL-QUNBAR (?-1208) A Priest, reformer. Marqus ibn al-Qunbar (“son of the lark”), sometimes referred to as “Marqus the Blind,” flourished in the final third of the 12th century as a traveling priest and spiritual teacher who gathered a following known as the “Qanabira.” Falling afoul of Coptic Patriarch Mark III ibn Zur‘ah (73rd, …

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