MIKHA’IL IBN YA‘QUB ‘UBAYD AL-MISRI, copier of the manuscript Sinai Arabic 223, a liturgical collection of 142 pages, including the office of communion, evening and morning prayers, and the eucharistic liturgies attributed to JOHN CHRYSOSTOM, BASIL THE GREAT, and Gregory the Theologian. He completed it on 21 November 1774.
This Melchite from Cairo is quite different from the two Mikha’il ‘Ubayd mentioned by G. Graf in Geschichte der christlichen arabischen literatur (Vol. 3, p. 351; and Vol. 3, p. 474), who were both Maronites, the first of whom lived in the mid-seventeenth century.
KHALIL SAMIR, S.J.
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