YU’ANNIS

The thirteenth-century (?) bishop of Asyut, known for having edited the panegyric of the martyrs of Isna who died under Maximian (286-310): Saint Dilaji and her four children, Eusebius and his brothers, as well as their companions.

The panegyric occupies 182 pages, with twelve lines per page. It is found in at least three Arabic manuscripts from Egypt: (1) Cairo, collection of Qummus ‘Abd al-Masih Salib al-Baramusi al-Mas‘udi; (2) National Library, Paris, Arabe 780, a copy finished in the month of Bashans, A.M. 1236/April-May A.D. 1520, for the Coptic John XIII; fols. 23a-115a; and (3) National Library, Paris, Arabe 4887, Egypt, nineteenth century, fols. 63a-143a; the text is identical to that of the preceding manuscript.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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KHALIL SAMIR, S.J.