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Minas
fl. c. 4th century
Orthodox
Ethiopia


Minas, Abunä (perhaps fl. c. 4th century A.D.), is known in Ethiopian tradition as the second Bishop of Ethiopia, and appears in several lists as the immediate successor of Abba Sälama. A later abun of the same name is listed in one source as the fiftieth ecclesiastic of that rank.

Richard K. P. Pankhurst


Bibliography:

W. Wright, Catalogue of the Ethiopic Manuscripts in the British Museum (London, 1871), 320.
H. Zotenberg, Catalogue des manuscrits éthiopiens de la Bibliothèque Nationale (Paris, 1877), 263, 266.
I. Guidi, Le liste dei metropoliti d'Abissinia (Roma, 1899), 8.


This article is reproduced, with permission, from The Dictionary of Ethiopian Biography, Vol. 1 'From Early Times to the End of the Zagwé Dynasty c. 1270 A.D.,' copyright © 1975, edited by Belaynesh Michael, S. Chojnacki and Richard Pankhurst, Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. All rights reserved.