248. The Deacon Abd Allah of Bartulli (1345)

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The Deacon Abd Allah of Bartulli

Deacon Abd Allah, son of Barsoum, son of Abdo of Bartulli, is a man of letters and a calligrapher. He was ordained a deacon before 1296. He transcribed two manuscripts of the offices of ordination by Gabriel, metropolitan of al-Jazira, in 1300 to which he appended two precise historical tracts which attest to his good handling of the language. Among other things, these tracts contain the wars between Argun and Qazan Khan the Mogul kings with the Egyptian army as well as the achievements of the Maphrian Barsoum al-Safi.505 He also served as a secretary of Gregory Matta I (Matthew), maphrian of the East (1317-1354.)506