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Peter (Patriarch of Jerusalem)
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Peter occupied the patriarchal see of Jerusalem from 524 to 552 CE. Nothing is known of his background except that he came from Eleutheropolis in southern Judea and had a sister, Hesychia, who lived in Jerusalem in the 520s CE (Cyr.Scyt. Vita Sab. 68). He succeeded John III (516–524 CE; Bishops of Rome, Pre-Constantinian), who had been a faithful follower of Sabas and Theodosius, the leaders of the monks of the Judean Desert. From Cyril’s statement that the new patri…

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Segni, Leah Di, “Peter (Patriarch of Jerusalem)”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 23 April 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_eeco_SIM_00002685>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180827



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