Classic DACB Collection

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Abreham (‘Abreham)

Ancient Christian Church

‘Abreham, Abunä, (? perhaps fl. c. 4th or 5th century A.D.), was, according to traditional sources, an early Bishop of Ethiopia of whom little appears to be remembered except for his name. In the list of Metropolitans published by Zotenberg he is placed as the third Bishop of Ethiopia, and successor of Abunä Minas, in place of Abunä Pétros, whose name occurs in other sources.

Richard K. P. Pankhurst


H. Zotenberg, Catalogue des manuscrits éthiopiens de la Bibliothèque Nationale (Paris, 1877), 263.

M. Chaîne, La chronologie des temps chrétiens de l’Egypte et de l’Ethiopie (Paris, 1925), 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.