250. The Monk Ibrahim of Mardin (1365)

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The Monk Ibrahim of Mardin

Ibrahim lived in the middle of the fourteenth century. He wrote an eight-page historical tract as related to him by the priest Aaron of Arzinjan and the Metropolitan Jacob Haddad of Hattakh. In this tract he mentioned the family of the former, the church of Arzinjan and the fate of the magnificent church objects, the precious books which were at the Monastery of Mar Barsoum, the seat of the patriarch, and the manuscripts transcribed by the monk Zabina of Shalbdin. He also mentioned the library of the Syrian Monastery in Egypt. We found two copies of this tract in the villages Rizwan and Esther: one copy was transcribed at the end of the fourteenth century and the other at the end of the sixteenth century.507