John of Thebes

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Saint John of Thebes was a monk who was born in Egypt around the year 440–450 CE. He founded the monastery of Choziba in the Holy Land around 480. In 516 he became Bishop of Caesarea, but soon resigned and returned to the monastery, where he died between 520–530.[1] He was canonised as John of Choziba.[2]


  1. ^ Sharon, Moshe (2004), Corpus Inscriptionum Arabicarum Palaestina, D-F, 3, Brill, p. 71, ISBN 9789004131972
  2. ^ Andrew Jotischky (2013), Encyclopedia of Monasticism, p. 675, ISBN 113678716X