Classic DACB Collection

All articles created or submitted in the first twenty years of the project, from 1995 to 2015.


Ancient Christian Church

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


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 &copy 1975, edited by Belaynesh Michael, S. Chojnacki and Richard Pankhurst, Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. All rights reserved.