List of Bishops in Byzantine Egypt (A.D. 325 to c.750)

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The following is a list of Bishops in Byzantine Egypt from A.D. 325 to c.750, including the names of the sees and corresponding bishops, based on the research of Professor Dr. K.A. Worp, an eminent papyrologist who has paid close attention to the evidence of the documentary papyri from Byzantine Egypt.[1]

The span of time was suggested by the fact that there is little chance that a Greek papyrus from Egypt written before A.D. 325 would mention a Christian bishop (in general, there is not much information about bishops in Egypt before the Council of Nicaea), and that there are hardly any papyri written in Greek and dating from after c.750 A.D.[note 1]

The List of Popes and Patriarchs of Alexandria is not covered here and is treated in a separate article.

Contents

List of Bishops by Egyptian Metropolis / Locality

A-D

Metropolis / Locality Bishop Date
Achaia
Mousaios before 404
"
Apollon 404
"
Kyros 431
Andropolis
(Harbata)
Zoilos 362
"
Iakob 689
Antaiopolis
(Qaw / al-Kabir)[note 2]
Dios 325
"
Makarios 431-451
"
Apollon 458-459
"
Makrobios Byz.
"
Kephalon c.500-550
Antinoopolis
(Ansina)
Loukios 325-343
"
Tyrannos 325-347
"
Ammonianos before 347
"
Arion 347
"
Makarios c.350
"
Athanasios 4th-5th c.
"
Theodoros ca.450
"
Prokopios 553
"
Senouthios c.600
"
Victor 5th-7th c.
"
Isaak 5th-7th c.
Aphnaion
Hierax / Hierakios 431-451
Aphroditopolis
(Aftih)
Theodoros before 339
"
Serenos 339
"
Chrysaorios 431
Apollinopolis ano / Magna
(Idfu)
Horame 7th c.
"
Senouthios? ca.600
"
Theodoros 649
"
Taurinos 6th/7th c.
"
Makarios 6th/7th c.
Apollinopolis Parva
(Kom Isfaht)[note 3]
Ploution (Polotion) before 339
"
Sarapion 339
"
Pabiskos (Papiskos) 431
"
Ioseph 6th-7th c.
"
Eunomios ?
Arsinoe
(Madinat al-Fayyum)
Maximianos c.325
"
Melas 325
"
Kalosiris I 339
"
Silbanos 339-347
"
Andreas 347-362
"
Eusebios 406
"
Kalosiris II 449
"
Helladios 477
"
Sergios 5th c.?
"
Victor c.635
"
Petros c.663
"
Menas c.670
"
Ioseph 7th c.
"
Abraamios c.740
Athribis
(Atrib)
Ision 325-343
"
Theodoros 362
"
Isidoros before 404
"
Athanasios 404
"
Strategios 431
"
Eulogios 451
"
Apollonios 459
"
Papnouthios ? 6th c.
"
Michael c.743
"
Zacharias c.750
Babylon
Kyros 449
"
Photios 459
"
Zosimus c.560
"
Theodoros c.743
"
Konstantinos c.755
Boubastos
(Basta)
Harpokration 325
"
Drakontios c.350
"
Hermon c.362
Boukolia
Herakleios 339
Bousiris
(Busir)[note 4]
Athanasios 449-451
"
Iakob c.743
"
Petros c.750
Bouto
(Butu)
Ammon(ios) 431
"
Thomas 458-459
"
Theonas 459
Daphnae / Daphnai
Eulogios c.350
Diokletianopolis
(Qus)
Papnouthios 4th-5th c.
"
Elias 553
"
Pisrael c.600
"
Paulos c.600
Diospolis ano / Diospolis Parva
(Huw)
Ammonios 325
"
Abraamios c.618
Diospolis kato
(al-Qalamun)
Sarapammon before 347
"
Theodoros 347
Diospolis, ano or kato?
Timotheos 335-343

E-H

Metropolis / Locality Bishop Date
Gerrae
Eudaimon before 404
"
Pirozos / Pisozos 404
"
Stephanos 451
Helearchia
(al-Basrud)
Isaak 431-449
"
Papas? 459
Heliopolis
(En Sams)
Marinos 431
"
Isidoros ?
Hephaistou
(Sanhur)
Ioannes I 431-449
"
Petros 459
"
Ioannes II c.540
Herakleopolis Magna
(Ihnas / iya al-Madina)
Petros 325
"
Herakleides 431-439
"
Abraamios? 5th c.
"
Paulos 534
"
Serinos 6th c.
"
Dioskoros ?
Hermonthis
(Armant)
Kalles 325
"
Plenis c.350-372
"
Ioannes 5th c.
"
Pisenthios c.410
"
Ananias c.510
"
Abraamios c.600
"
Kolouthos c.770
"
Germanos 8th c.
"
Andreas ?
Hermopolis Magna
(al-Asmunen)
Phasileus 325
"
Dios c.350
"
Plousianos 4th c.
"
Andreas 431
"
Gennadios 444-449
"
Victor 448/463
"
Oulpianos / Ulpianos 6th c.
"
Ioannes 6th c.
"
Ioannes 6th-7th c.
"
Isidoros 7th c.
"
Eugenios ?
Hermopolis Parva / Alexandreon chora
(Damanhur)
Agathammon 325-343
"
Drakontios 354-362
"
Isidoros c.373-384
"
Dioskoros 394-403
"
Isaias 449-451
"
Gennadios 474-480
"
Zacharias 681-689
Hypselis
(Sutb)
Arsenios 347
"
Rouphos c.600

I-L

Metropolis / Locality Bishop Date
Kabasa
(Sabas)
Theopemptos 431-439
"
Makarios 451
Kasion
Lampon / Lampetios 431
Kleopatris
(Sarsina)
Isaak 325
"
Ofellios 404
"
Alexandros 431
"
Theophilos 449-451
Klysma
(al-Qulzum)
Iakob before 347
"
Tithoes; Paulos 347
"
Poimen 458-459
"
Stephanos 553
"
Ioulianos ?
Koprithis
(Qubrit)
Silbanos 431
Koptos
(Qift)
Arianos 325
"
Theodoros 325-347
"
Psenosiris 347
"
Patape, Apa P. 4th c.
"
Phoibammon 431
"
Sabinos 451
"
Pisenthios 607-632
"
Moses, Apa M. 7th c.
"
Komes, Apa K. c.700
"
Menas, Apa M. ?
"
Vincentius ?
"
Theophilos Byz.
"
Timotheos ? Byz.
Koussai
(al-Qusiya)
Achilleus 325-335
"
Elias 4th-5th c.
"
Theonas 553
"
Gregorios 689
Kynopolis ano
(al-Qes)
Aiglon 325
"
Kolouthos 325
"
Adamantios 325
"
Apollon 353
"
Gregorios c.680
Kynopolis kato / Bousirites
(Bana)
Hermaion 325
"
Harpokration 325
"
Marion 459
"
Sergios 553
Latopolis
(Isna)
Ammonios before 347
"
Masios 347
"
Paulos 350-400
"
Timotheos before 404
"
Apelleon / Appeles 404
"
Rouphinos 431
Leontopolis / Leonton
(Natu)
Amos 325
"
Timeotheos c.350
"
Ischyrion 372
"
Metrodoros 431
"
Ianouarios 451
"
Theodoros 551-553
Letopolis
(Wasim)
Isaak 325
"
Gamul c.728
"
Moses c.735
Lykopolis
(Asyut)
Meletios 325
"
Plousianos 325-347
"
Eudaimon 347
"
Cyrus / Kyros 481
"
Konstantinos I c.500
"
Konstantinos II c.600
"
Ioannes ?

M-P

Metropolis / Locality Bishop Date
Mareotes
(Maryut)
Ischyras c.330
"
Pistos 337
Maximianopolis
Hatres before 339
"
Herminos 339
Memphis
(Manf)
Ioannes 325-335
"
Antiochos 325
"
Nestorios c.340
"
Ptolemaios c.700
"
Philippos ?
Metelis
(Malig, Masil)
Kronios 325
"
Makarios 431
"
Ioannes 482
"
Theodoros 698
"
Victor 743
Naukratis
Isaias 458-459
Nikiou
(Ibsadi)
Herakleides 325-332
"
Sarapammon before 347
"
Triadelphos 347-353
"
Dionysios c.380
"
Theopemptos before 404
"
Theodosios 404
"
Plousammon 458-459
"
Theodoros c.600
"
Kyros c.625
"
Petros c.630
"
Basilios c.650
"
Ioannes c.690
"
Menas c.700
"
Makarios ?
Nilopolis
(Dalas)
Theon 325 - before 347
"
Amantios (Amatos); Isaak 347
"
Adelphios, Apa A. 4th/5th c.
"
Eusebios 431
Omboi
(Kom)
Silbanos before 402
"
Verses 402
Onouphis
(Manuf al-Uliya)
Adelphios I[note 5] 362
"
Adelphios II 431
"
Ptolemaios c.700
Ostrakine
Theoktistos 359
"
Sarapion 360-400
"
Abraamios 431
Oxyrhynchos
(al-Bahnasa)
Pelagios 325-347
"
Dionysios c.336
"
Theodoros 347-360
"
Apollonios 359
"
Theodoulos? 372
"
Dorotheos (or Theodoros) c.383
"
Dionysios late 4th c.
"
Aphou c.400
"
Petros 427-431
"
Theodoros 450-500
"
Timotheos 5th c.
"
Petros 528-534
"
Stephanos 7th c. ?
"
Basilios ?
"
Kyriakos ?
Pachnemountis
Ammonios[note 6] 353-362
Panephysis
(Banafusa)
Philippos 325-346
"
Archebios c.380
"
Ammonios 431
Panopolis
(Ahmim)
Artemidoros before 347
"
Arios 347
"
Ierakapollon c.350 ?
"
Sabinos 431 - c.449
"
Phoibammon c.550
"
Menas c.640
Paralos
(al-Burullus)
Nonnos before 339
"
Nemesion 339
"
Athanasios 431
"
Pasmeios 449-451
"
Ioannes c.590
Pelusium
(al-Farama)
Dorotheos 325
"
Kallinikos 325-343
"
Markos c.325
"
Pankratios 351-339
"
Ammonios c.400
"
Eusebios 431-457
"
Georgios 540-551
"
Moses 7th c.
"
Epimachos 8th c.
Phakoussai
(Faqus)
Moses 325
Pharbaithos
(Farbet)
Arbition 325
Philai
(Bilaq)
Eusebios 323
"
Makedonios before 362
"
Isaias 362
"
Markos 362
"
Psoulousia c.375-400
"
Danielios 449-465
"
Theodoros c.577
"
Severos c.750
"
Kallinikos ?
Phragonis / Alphocranon
(al-Farragin)
Harpokration 325
"
Agathos 362
"
Paulos 431
"
Nestorios 451-458
Phthenetou
(Danatu)
Pininouthes (Pinouthes) 325
"
Agapios 343
"
Herakleios 451
Psinchis
(Psinches)
Theonas 431
"
Ioannes 451

Q-Z

Metropolis / Locality Bishop Date
Rhinokoroura
(al-Aris)
Salomon 339
"
Melas c.365
"
Solon c.380
"
Polybios early 5th c.
"
Hermogenes 431-449
"
Zenon 449
"
Ptolemais c.450-475
"
Alpheios 5th c.
"
Gregorios 615
Sais
(Sa (al-Hagar))
Nemesion before 347
"
Papnouthios 347-362
"
Adelphios 431
"
Iakob c.480
"
Basilios c.650
"
Zacharias c.675
"
Orion c.680
"
Ioannes c.720
Schedia / Menelais
(Schissa ?)
Athas 325
"
Agathodaimon 362
Sebennytos
(Samanud)
Soterichos 325
"
Auxonios (Ausonios) 449-451
"
Paulos 459
"
Ioannes c.470
"
Isaak 743
Sele
Alypios 431
Sethroites / Herakleopolis Parva
(al-Wasarmat)
Potamon 325 - before 347
"
Orion 347
"
Theon 431
"
Isidoros 451
"
Georgios c.750
Skenai Mandron
(Scenas Mandras)
Petros 458-459
Sthathma
Arabion / Sarapion 339
Syene
(Aswan)
Nilammon 347
"
Hadra (Hatres) 4th-5th c.
"
Appion c.425-450
"
c.460
Tamiathis
(Damyat)
Herakleides 431
"
Elpidios 459
"
Basilios 553
Tanis
(San)
Eudaimon 325-343
"
Elias 339
"
Theodoros before 339
"
Silbanos c.350
"
Hermion 362
"
Loukios c.440
"
Apollonios 449-451
"
Paulos 458-459
"
Harpokras 459
Taua
(Tauthites, Tuwwa)
Tiberios 325
"
Isaak 431-451
"
Harpokras 458-459
"
Athanasios 458-459
Tentyra
(Dandara)
Pachumis 325
"
Sarapion before 339
"
Andronikos 339
Terenouthis
(Tarnut)
Arsinthios 404
"
Eulogios 431
"
Ioannes 689
"
Petros c.743
Thebes
(al-Uqsuren)
Philon 339
"
Heron? ? 363
"
Anysios 431
"
Antonios c.600
Thennesos
(Tinnis)
Heron 451
This
(Tin)
Herakleides 431
"
Isaak 458-459
Thmouis
(Timay)
Ephraim 325
"
Gaios 325
"
Sarapion 339-362
"
Ptolemaios c.359
"
Aristoboulos 431
"
Menas 743
Xois
(Saha)
Anoubion before 347
"
Isidoros / Theodoros ? 347
"
Paulos 394
"
Makedonios 431
"
Athanasios 458-459
"
Ioannes c.690
"
Zacharias c.700
PROVENANCE UNKNOWN
Hesychios c.325
"
Hierakammon / Eulogios 332
"
Eudaimon 343
"
Isaak 372
"
Isaak. Apa I. c.425
"
Psan, Apa P. 600
"
Elias ?
"
Ezekiel ?
"
Isaak ?
"
Ioannes ?
"
Kallinikos ?
"
Serenianos ?
"
Simon ?

See also

Notes

  1. In A.D. 646 Alexandria was recaptured by Muslim Arabs after a Byzantine attempt to retake Egypt failed, permanently ending nearly ten centuries of Greco-Roman civilization in Egypt, and after ca. A.D. 706, Greek was replaced by Arabic as the administrative language in Egypt.
  2. See also: "Apollinopolis Parva".
  3. See also: "Antaiopolis".
  4. See also: "Kynopolis kato"
  5. The "Great Synaxaristes" list a "Saint Adelphios, Bishop of Onouphis", commemorated on May 21. This will be referring to either Adelphios I (362 AD) or to Adelphios II (431 AD). See:
  6. In 362 AD Agathos was bishop of Phragonis and part of the Helearchia; and Ammonios was bishop of Pachnemountis and the other part of Helearchia.

References

  1. Prof. Dr. K. A. Worp. "A Checklist of Bishops in Byzantine Egypt (A.D. 325 - c.750)." Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik, Bd. 100 (1994), pp. 283-318.

Sources

  • Prof. Dr. K. A. Worp. "A Checklist of Bishops in Byzantine Egypt (A.D. 325 - c.750)." Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik, Bd. 100 (1994), pp. 283-318.

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