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. 

20 comments:

DWei said...

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

DeniseinVA said...

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

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I didn' t know about him....

Bob Bushell said...

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

Kati said...

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

Dana said...

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

Margaret D said...

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

Optimistic Existentialist said...

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

Christine said...

interesting fact.

Pat Hatt said...

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

Gloria Baker said...

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

DEZMOND said...

ancient as Egypt

stephen Hayes said...

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.

Adam said...

that's why I used the word "apparently"

bianca said...

great fact - didn't know


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bianca
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Selvaggia Capizzi said...

have a nice evening!

Caramella said...

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

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

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

Theresa Mahoney said...

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

Beauty Follower said...

wow, thats cool!

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