My birth came around 339
A.D. I was born in the lower part of Kemet, and was called John Kolobos (Kolubas), being small of stature.
I followed the friends of God, Poemen, and Ammoes (Amoes). The grace of God changed my irascible and cranky temperament into one of humility.
Being one who was solitary, (alone) I taught others that perfection comes from being always vigilant in our living quarters (cell). My residence was hewn in an underground cave.
God bade me to become ordained to the priesthood. In or about 405 A.D. Berbers raided the Sketis, and I retired across the Nile River to the Suez area. In St Antonyís mountain, I died.
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