Severus ibn al-Muqaffa
or Severus of El Ashmunein
(died 987) was a Coptic Bishop
. In Arabic
, his name is spelled Sawirus
ساويرس. Severus is sometimes confused with Abdullah Ibn al-Muqaffa
He was bishop of Hermopolis Magna (Ashmunein), in Upper Egypt, around the end of the tenth century.
He is best known as the traditional author of the History of the Patriarchs of the Coptic Church of Alexandria.