Classic DACB Collection

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Asqä-Léwi (‘Asqä-Léwi)

Orthodox Church

‘Asqä-Léwi, Abba (perhaps fl. 9th or 10th century A. D.), son of Täklä-Qä’at, and grandson of Hezbä-Baräk, was an ancestor of St. Täklä-Haymanot and spread the Gospel in Wäläqa, Bétä Amhara, Märhabété and Mänz.

A. K. Irvine


E. A. Wallis Budge, The Life and Miracles of Takla Haymânôt (London, 1906).

C. Conti Rossini, *Storia d’Etiopia *(Bergamo, 1928), 267.

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.