Yuḥannis, Yuʾannis, Yūḥannā ‘John the Deacon’ is a convenient appellation
John the Deacon Date of Birth: Early 8th c. Place of Birth: Egypt, perhaps in Giza Date of Death: Late 8th c. (after 767) Place of Death: Egypt, precise location unknown
The author of the principal source for Lives 43-46 of The History of the patriarchs of Alexandria (covering the years 704-67) was a certain Yuḥannis (= John, in the Arabic text also written Yuʾannis or Yūḥannā), a Coptic Orthodox monk and deacon. He…
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N. Swanson, Mark,
“Yuḥannis, Yuʾannis, Yūḥannā ‘John the Deacon’ is a convenient appellation”, in:
Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas.
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