The author does not identify himself/herself in the narrative nor does he/she make any indirect allusions that might clarify his/her provenance and background. Taking into account the norms of this type of narrative, it might plausibly be argued that it was composed by a monk or vardapet (doctor of theology) in Amid.
Primary Sources of Information
The only source directly associated with the author is the martyrology itself.
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“Martyrology of Xac̆‘atur Kołbec‘i in 1517”, in:
Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas.
Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9537_cmrii_COM_26157>