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Title: Sinaitica (2)
Subtitle: Ioasaph of Rhodes' Inventory of the Archbishops of Sinai
Author(s): TREIGER, Alexander
Journal: Journal of Eastern Christian Studies
Volume: 72 Issue: 1-2 Date: 2020
This article presents an editio princeps and an English translation of Ioasaph of Rhodes’ inventory of the hierarchs of Sinai (compiled in 1640), which is the main and hitherto unexplored source for Nectarius of Jerusalem’s chronology of the hierarchs of Sinai and all subsequent inventories. Unlike Nectarius and subsequent inventories, however, Ioasaph refers to the Sinai Arabic and Greek manuscripts in which he found the information in question. The article shows that many of these manuscripts can be identified. A fresh examination of the manuscript evidence has provided significant corrections to Ioasaph’s (and Nectarius’) data and has helped revise what we know about the chronology of the hierarchs of Sinai.