Known to us only through the . It is likely that Apollo is the one to whom the HISTORIA MONACHORUM devotes a long notice in Chapter 8 (Festugièrer, 1971, pp. 46-71). If this identification is correct, Isaac would have been a monk at the end of the fourth century in the , where he founded a large community of monks. The most feature of his personality, according to the apothegm, appears to be his intense love for stillness.


  • , J. B., ed. Apophthegmata Patrum. PG 65. Festugière, A. J., ed. . Subsidia Hagiographica 63. , 1971.
  • Guy, J. C. “Isaac le Thébain.” In Dictionnaire de spiritualité, Vol. 7, col. 2006. Paris, 1932-.

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