Probably a prominent Copt of the fourteenth or fifteenth century, he is known only from a note that states that a manuscript (National Library, Paris, Arabe 14, fol. A) belonged to him. This fourteenth-century Coptic manuscript contains the Arabic translation of the Pentateuch made by al-Harith ibn Sinan ibn Sinbat, a West Syrian translator of the ninth century, and well known to the Copts.
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Troupeau, G. Catalogue des manuscrits arabes de la Bibliothèque Nationale, Vol. 1, pt. 1: Manuscrits chrétiens, pp. 18-19. Paris, 1972.