Sleepers of Ephesus - [ Syriac Not Available ] (between 249 - 251)   saint

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Identity

In hagiography: Sleepers of Ephesus were the protagonists of a legend set in the time of the emperor Decius. Seven or eight children of Ephesus were entombed in a cave with their dog Qitmir until they awoke 190 years later. The legend dates to the middle of the fifth century.

Names: Sleepers of EphesusChildren of EphesusEight Children of EphesusEnfants d’Éphèse2 LES HUITS ENFANTS D'ÈPEHESE1 Seven Sleepers of Ephesus


Martyr

  • Martyr 1

Group


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Dates

  • Floruit: 249-2511

Event

  • These saints are venerated on Oct. 22 (BHO). ()1

Sources

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  • 1 Jean Maurice Fiey, Saints Syriaques ( Princeton, N.J.: The Darwin Press, Inc., 2004) http://syriaca.org/bibl/650, entry: 146.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 2 Ugo Zanetti and Claude Detienne, Bibliotheca Hagiographica Syriaca http://syriaca.org/bibl/649, entry: 29, 343, 877, 988, 1088, 1893, 1987, 2005.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic Record
  • 3 Ernst Honigmann, " Stephen of Ephesus (April 15- 448 - October 29, 451) and the Legend of the Seven Sleepers," Patristic Studies vol. 173 (= Studi e testi) ( 1953), : (Citta del Vaticano, 1953 : SeT 173), 125-68, ch. XVII.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 5 François Jourdan, La tradition des sept dormants: Une rencontre entre chrétiens et musulmans, Jardins secrets de la littérature arabe, vol. 2 ( Paris: Maisonneuve & Larose, 1983), : (Paris, 1983).Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic recordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic recordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic recordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 6 Jules Baudot, Léon Chaussin and Benedictines, Vies des saints et des bienheureux selon l'ordre du calendrier: avec l'historique des fêtes ( Paris: Librairie Letouzey et Ané, 1935), : VII, 27 juillet, 650-51.Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Zotero Bibliographic RecordLink to Worldcat Bibliographic record
  • 7 Michel van Esbroeck, " La légende des Sept Dormants d'Ephèse selon le Codex syriaque N.S.4 de Saint-Pétersbourg," R Lavenant (ed.), Orientalia Christiana Analecta vol. 247 ( 1994), : Rome, 1994, Link to Syriaca.org Bibliographic RecordLink to Zotero Bibliographic Record
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How to Cite This Entry

Jeanne-Nicole Saint-Laurent et al., “ Sleepers of Ephesus” in Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints last modified August 17, 2016, http://syriaca.org/person/1227.

Bibliography:

Saint-Laurent, Jeanne-Nicole et al., “ Sleepers of Ephesus.” In Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints, edited by Jeanne-Nicole Saint-Laurent and David A. Michelson. Vol. 1 of Gateway to the Syriac Saints, edited by Jeanne-Nicole Saint-Laurent et al.. Syriaca.org, 2016-. Entry published August 17, 2016. http://syriaca.org/person/1227.

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Entry Title: Sleepers of Ephesus

Publication Date: August 17, 2016

Authorial and Editorial Responsibility:

  • David A. Michelson, general editor, Syriaca.org: The Syriac Reference Portal
  • Jeanne-Nicole Saint-Laurent and David A. Michelson, editors, Qadishe: A Guide to the Syriac Saints
  • Saint-Laurent, Jeanne-Nicole and David A. Michelson, entry contributors, “ Sleepers of Ephesus

Additional Credit:

  • Editing, proofreading, data entry and revision by Jeanne-Nicole Saint-Laurent
  • Data architecture and encoding by David A. Michelson
  • Editing, Syriac data conversion, data entry, and reconciling by Adam P. Kane
  • Editing and Syriac data proofreading by Aram Bar Schabo
  • Entries adapted from the work of J. M. Fiey
  • Entries adapted from the work of Ugo Zanetti
  • Entries adapted from the work of Claude Detienne

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