Hesychius of Sinai

Hesychius Of Sinai

Hesychius of Sinai

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Hesychius of Sinai was a hieromonk of Thorn-bush monastery on Mount Sinai, and an ascetic author of the Byzantine period in literature.

Nothing definite is known concerning his career or the exact time at which he lived. Only fragments of the literary remains of this author have been preserved, and they have still to be collected and separately criticized. In manuscripts, as a rule, he is given the honorary title of "Our Holy Father" and, in cases where the authenticity of this title on a manuscript is certain, it is sufficient to distinguish him from others of the same name, and especially from the celebrated Hesychius of Jerusalem.


Examination of the Bible text on which the treatises of one or the other Hesychius are based is just as important a test as this external criterion; thus, Hesychius of Sinai in his Bible quotations regularly follows the version of the Codex Sinaiticus. How much of the literary material in the Migne edition of the works of the Fathers Jacques Paul Migne, Patrologia Graeca, XCIII, 787-1560.Peri nepheos kai aretes, De...
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