Yeshaq, Abunä, was a monk of the monastery of St. Anthony in Egypt who was chosen by John VI, Patriarch of Alexandria from 1189 to 1216, to succeed Abunä Mika’èl of Fua. He set out for Ethiopia in 1210 accompanied by his brother and assistant, Yoséf. He was possibly succeeded by Abunä Giyorgis.
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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.