Source: A Short History of the Copts and of Their Church (D. Nutt) 1873 A.D. Note: Page 72 of the source. Note: Page 72 of the source. Note: Page 72 of the source. This source confirms that Israelites, Coptic people, Abyssinians, and the Nubians could not be distinguished from each other because all of them were black people of different shades who shared the same religion. Aḥmad ibn ʻAlī Maqrīzī wrote this book and it was translated by Solomon Caesar Malan. Aḥmad ibn ʻAlī Maqrīzī was a prominent medieval Egyptian historian so he is an extremely credible wealth of information.