John, Dorotheus of Gaza

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A monk in the coenobium of Seridus near Gaza and famous disciple of Barsanuphius and John. Dorotheus was born c .505 in Antioch and died in his monastery near Gaza in the 560s or 580s. He absorbed the monastic tradition under the guidance of Barsanuphius and John, and also served the latter for nine years. His literary work, as well as his occupation in medicine , testify to a broad education. At the command of Barsanuphius and John, he became responsible for the monastery ’s hostel.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity
EditorsOliver Nicholson
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages721
ISBN (Electronic)9780191744457
ISBN (Print)9780198662778
StatePublished - 2018


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