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Alternate Names: Zä-Krestos
Orthodox Church

Zä-Krestos (probably fl. late 12th - early 13th century A.D.), was the father of Abba Iyäsus-Mo’a. A native of Dahna in Bägémder, he and his wife ‘Egzi’e-Kebra were renowned for their piety and were blessed with three sons, ‘Iyäsus-Mo’a, Gäbrä-Seyon and Sebuh-‘Amek.

Belaynesh Michael


S. Kur (ed. and trans.), Actes de Iyasus Mo’a, Corpus Scriptorum Christianorum Orientalium, Scriptores aethiopici, t. 49 and t. 50, pp. 7, 9 of text and 6, 7 of trans.

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.