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The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity


from its origins to circa AD 700, across the entire Christian world


Name

Enoch, Old Testament patriarch

Saint ID

S00762

Gender
Male
Type of Saint
Old Testament saints
Related Evidence Records
IDTitle
E01258Greek inscription with an invocation of the God of Enoch (the Old Testament patriarch, S00762) and *Elijah (the Old Testament prophet, S00217). Found near Kamari on the island of Thera/modern Santorini (Aegean Islands). Probably late antique.
E01318A lead leaf and a lead tablet with similar Greek popular exorcisms, invoking *Michael (the Archangel, S00181), *Mary (Mother of Christ, S00033), *Ouriel (the Archangel, S00770), *Raphael (the Archangel, S00481), *Enoch (Old Testament patriarch, S00762), *Elijah (Old Testament prophet, S00217), and *Isaiah (Old Testament prophet, S00282). Said to have been found near Trikomo (Cyprus). Probably 7th-8th c.
E02657Coptic Apocalypse of *Elijah (Old Testament prophet, S00217), from Akhmim/Panopolis (Upper Egypt), pronouncing a false and deceitful Christ to be the enemy of the saints, who are essential to life on earth and who are in company with the true Christ; datable to the 4th century.
E04294Greek fiscal codex from Aphrodito (Upper Egypt), mentioning payments from various 'places' (topoi) dedicated to saints, such as a topos of *Enoch, *Mary, *Viktor, *Phoibammon, and *Papnouthios, as well a district or institution named after *Pinoution (S01613); dated 18 June 706.
E04310Greek list of payments from Aphrodito (Upper Egypt), mentioning receipts written on ostraka concerning districts or institutions named after *Viktor (probably the son of Romanos, S00749), *Philotheos (possibly the young martyr of Antioch, S00878) and *Enoch (probably the Old Testament patriarch, S00762), as well as a hamlet dedicated to Pinoution (saint with cult at Aphrodito, S01613); datable to the 8th century.
E04320Greek list of payments from Aphrodito (Upper Egypt), mentioning an institution dedicated to *Enoch (presumably the Patriarch of the Book of Genesis, S00762); datable to the 8th century
E04324Coptic fiscal document from Aphrodito (Upper Egypt) mentioning a district of *Enoch (probably the Old Testament patriarch, S00762); datable to the 7th/8th century.
E04326Coptic fiscal document from Aphrodito (Upper Egypt) mentioning three districts of the city named after saints, the district of *Enoch (probably the Old Testament patriarch, S00762), the district of *Viktor (probably the Egyptian martyr, son of Romanos, S00749), and the district of *Philotheos (possibly the young martyr of Antioch, S00878); datable to the 7th/8th century.
E05465Coptic inscription from Wadi Sarga (Upper Egypt), with an invocation of *Moses (Old Testament prophet and lawgiver, S00241), *Enoch (Old Testament patriarch, S00762), Apa *Jeremia (S00773), Apa *Papohe (S02066), Apa *Apollo (S00774), Apa *Anoup (S00774), Apa *Pshoi (S01245), Apa *Pamoun (S00775); datable to the 7th/8th century.
E05555Venantius Fortunatus writes eleven books of Poems in Latin, mainly in western and north-western Gaul, 565/600; many of them with reference to saints. Overview entry.
E06245Venantius Fortunatus, in a poem on virginity (8.3), when describing the court of heaven lists numerous saints with the cities of their resting-place. Written in Latin in Gaul, probably in the early 570s.
E07844Venantius Fortunatus, in a poetic epitaph for a young woman named Vilithuta (Poem 4.26), depicts patriarchs, apostles, and celebrated virginal saints taking part in the judgement of sinners after death, mentioning *Elijah (Old Testament prophet, S00217), *Enoch (Old Testament Patriarch, S00762), *Peter (the Apostle, S00036), *Stephen (the First Martyr, S00030), *Mary (the Mother of Christ, S00033), *Agnes (virgin and martyr of Rome, S00097), *Thekla (follower of the Apostle Paul, S00092), and *Agatha (virgin and martyr of Catania, S00794). Written in Latin in Gaul, 565/576.