Epimachus of Arwat

Dayr Mart Maryam

DAYR MART MARYAM A monastery near Bilbeis. The HISTORY OF THE PATRIARCHS records the following episode, before the election of the forty-sixth patriarch, KHA’IL I (744-767). Toward the end of al- Qasim ibn ‘Ubaydallah’s governorship of Egypt (therefore before 743), a bedouin tribe comprising more than 30,000 horsemen was encamped in the Eastern Des ert …

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