|Title of host publication
|The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity
|Place of Publication
|Oxford University Press
|Published - 2018
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’.