The brother of Shenute’s mother, a hermit on the mountain of Atrib. When Shenute was a young boy, his father entrusted him to Pjol for his education. We do not know at what age Pjol died, or when Shenute succeeded him, but it is easy to see that Shenute learned much from him.

Pjol is not known in the of the in the sense that he has no special notice, but he is named at the day of the feast of Pshoi (5 Amshir).

A Sahidic panegyric (perhaps) has been published by E. AMÉLINEAU (pp. 229-36). A eulogy of Pjol that was to be read on the day of his feast is Leipoldt’s edition of the works of Shenute (pp. 96-98). He does not seem to have a Life in Arabic.

  • Amélineau, E. Monuments pour servir à l’histoire de l’Egypte chrétienne. Mémoires publiés par les membres de la Mission Archéologique Française du 4. Paris, 1888.
  • Leipoldt, I., ed. Sinuthii archimandritae vita et opera omnia, Vol. 3. CSCO 42. Paris and Leipzig, 1908.