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Yaeqob II

Alternate Names: Ya’eqob II
Orthodox Church

Ya’eqob II (?), Abunä (perhaps fl. c. 12th century A.D.), appears in several lists as a Metropolitan of Ethiopia. Not to be confused with the earlier abun of the same name, he is said to have visited Jerusalem and to have been the predecessor of Abunä Gäbrä-Krestos.

Richard K. P. Pankhurst


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

M. Chaîne, La chronologie des temps chrétiens de l’Egypte et de l’Ethiopie (Paris, 1925), 266-267.

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.