Sayings of the Desert Fathers
(late 4th century CE)

Fresco of the Desert Fathers in a monastery near their former dwellings

Just the Facts:
  • Name: Sayings of the Desert Fathers
  • Known as: Apophthegmata Patrum
  • Date: late 4th century CE
  • Place: Egypt
  • Language: Greek (originally Coptic)
  • What it is: Middle Eastern collection of stories about the first Christian monks of Egypt

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