The Martyrdom is said to have been narrated to the unnamed author by a certain Basil of Mār Saba, which is perhaps an allusion to the Basil who was hegoumenos of the monastery at the turn of the 9th century, according to Stephen Manṣūr (q.v.). Basil supposedly heard the story about Michael’s martyrdom from Theodor…
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“ C’amebaj c’midisa mikaelisi romeli iq’o lavrasac’midi mamisa čuenisa sabajssa”, in:
Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas.
Consulted online on 23 April 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_23813>