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Holy men and spiritual fathers of a monastic community in the region of Gaza . Barsanuphius, an Egyptian monk known as ‘the Great Old Man’, settled in the monastery of Thabatha, the birthplace of Hilarion , and lived as a recluse. At some point, he left his cell in favour of his disciple John, who became his partner in the spiritual leadership of the monastery , and was known as ‘the Other Old Man’ or ‘the Prophet’.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity
EditorsOliver Nicholson
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191744457
ISBN (Print) 9780198662778
StatePublished - 2018


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