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Za-‘Azeb, Salama

Alternative Spellings: Zä-‘Azéb, Sälama
Orthodox Church

Sälama Zä-‘Azéb, Abunä *(perhaps fl. 9th or 10th century A.D.), was Metropolitan of Ethiopia in the reign of Emperor Del-Nä’ad according to the *Gädlä ‘Iyäsus-Mo’a. He encouraged the Emperor to build the Church of St. Stephen on Lake Hayq, which was later to be associated with the monastery of Abba ‘Iyäsus-Mo’a. He is said to have come to Ethiopia 618 years after his namesake Sälama I, St. Frumentius.

A. K. Irvine


S. Kur (ed. and trans.),* Actes de Iyasus Mo’a,* Corpus Scriptorum Christianorum Orientalium, Scriptores aethiopici, t. 49 and t. 50.

Taddesse Tamrat, “The Abbots of Däbrä-Hayq 1248-1535,” Journal of Ethiopian Studies, Vol. VIII, No. 1 (1970): 85.

——–, Church and State in Ethiopia 1270-1527 (Oxford, 1972), 36, n.3.

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.