John Moschus

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Moschus was a Byzantine monk and ascetical writer. He was born about 550 probably at Damascus. He was given the epithet (The Abstemious). He lived successively with the monks at the monastery of St. Theodosius in Jerusalem, among the hermits in the Jordan Valley, and in the New Lavra of St. Sabbas near Thekoa south-east of Bethlehem. About the year 578 he went to Egypt with Sophronius and came as far as the Great Oasis of the Libyan Desert.