Sunday, December 8, 2013

Fact of the Day: Paul of Thebes

Paul of Thebes is generally regraded as the first Christian hermit (someone who lives a life of seclusion for religious reasons) back in the 3rd century. He apparently lived to the age of 113 in Egypt. 

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  1. I bet he lied about his age or greatly exaggerated it.

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    1. that's why I used the word "apparently"

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  2. Very interesting, I've heard of others living to such an age.

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  3. Yea, pull the other one....................

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  4. Thanks for your lovely words, it is much appreciated!
    I find such way of living quite extreme, but each to their own I suppose..

    Have a great day,
    -Kati

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  5. Some days I think I could be a hermit. ;) LOL

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  6. My goodness that is a good age and I wonder who looked after him when he got old...but that's me, wondering:)

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  7. Makes me think that being a hermit is a secret to old age :)

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  8. hermit is the way to be, as long as you have another there with thee

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  9. I love this post! I would love be hermit!!xo

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  10. I read this and was reminded of Moses who was said to be a hundred and twenty years old when he died. I wonder what they considered a year. I doubt they counted 365 days as a year back then. They probably counted seasons or something. But I wasn't aware of this fellow and found this post very interesting. Thanks.

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  11. Hi Adam. This is a nice post, I didn't know about him.

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  12. There are moments where being a hermit is an attractive option ;)

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  13. I have never heard of him, but kudos to him for living such a long life!

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  14. wow, thats cool!

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