Yared (C)

Alternate Names: Yaréd, Saint Yaréd
Ancient Christian Church

Religious scholar. Composer of liturgic songs and hyymns. Saint Yared, the great Ethiopian scholar, was born on Mega­bit 27 [493 E.C.] / April 5, 501 in the ancient city of Ak­sum. His father’s name was Adam, and his mother was called Tawkelia. He descended from a line of prominent church scholars. At the age of six, a priest named Yeshaq was assigned to be his teacher… full biography: PDF file

This article, received in 2018, was written by Gabeyehu (Gabe) Adugna, Subject/Liaison Librarian at the African Studies Library at Boston University, Boston, Massachussetts, U.S.A.

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