Basios, also known as Basi’os Al-Saqzi, was an author and Bishop of the Greek Orthodox Church in Gaza, Palestine. Among his famous works include Kitab Al-Romooz (The book of Symbols). In fact, Patriarch Macarios (known as Ibn Al-Zaeem) used the book to inspire his own twenty-seven volume book entitled Al-Nahla (The Bee). Basios later immigrated to Russia, where he died in 1678.