Gawdat Gabra

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Dr. Gawdat Gabra (born 1947) (Arabic: جودت جبرا‎) is a Coptologist; he finished his bachelor degree in Egyptian Antiquities – Cairo University 1967 and PhD in Coptic Antiquities University of Münster – Germany 1978.

He is the former director of the Coptic Museum (1985) and currently a visiting professor in Coptic Studies at Claremont Graduate University.

He is the author or the co-author, among other titles, of:

  • Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Akhmim and Sohag (Gabra and Takla 2008)
  • The Churches of Egypt: From the Journey of the Holy Family to the Present Day (Gabra, Van Loon, and Sonbol 2007)
  • The Treasures of Coptic Art in the Coptic Museum and Churches of Old Cairo (Alcock and Gabra 2007)
  • Coptic Monasteries: Egypt's Monastic Art and Architecture (Gabra and Vivian 2002)
  • Christian Egypt: Coptic Art and Monuments Through Two Millennia (Capuani, Meinardus, Rutschowscaya and Gabra 2002)
  • Be Thou There: The Holy Family's Journey in Egypt (Gabra 2001)

Gabra also contributed the following articles to the Coptic Encyclopedia:

  • "Saint Pisentius" (co-authored with C. Detlef G. Muller)
  • "Nabis"
  • "Patape" (co-authored with Rene-Georges Coquin)
  • "Hajir Idfu"

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