Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Yūsāb, bishop of Akhmīm
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We possess four fragments of information about a 13th-century Coptic Orthodox church leader named Yūsāb, bishop of Akhmīm in Upper Egypt:


1.      Yūsāb, bishop of Akhmīm, participated in the preparation of the holy chrism (myron) during Holy Week 1257 (Munier, Recueil, pp. 34-35).

2.      The superscription to Buṭrus al-Sadamantī’s Maqāla fī l-ʿaqīda (‘Treatise on belief’; q.v.) indicates that he wrote it at the reques…

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N. Swanson, Mark, “Yūsāb, bishop of Akhmīm”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 09 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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