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E06593: Greek version of the Martyrdom of *Akebeshma/Akepsimas (bishop and martyr of Adiabene and his companions, ob. mid-4th c., S01725). Skeleton entry

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posted on 2018-09-24, 00:00 authored by Nikolaos
Greek version of the Martyrdom of Akepsimas, Ioseph and Aeithalas (BHG 15-19)

We have not examined this text nor compared it to stories of the martyrdom in other languages. It is believed to be based on a Martyrdom originally written in Syriac (see Detoraki 2014, 74).

Note that translations of hagiographical literature into other ancient languages are not as a rule recorded in the Cult of Saints database, unless there is evidence to suggest that the translation dates from the 7th century or earlier.


Evidence ID


Saint Name

Akebeshma/Akepsimas, bishop and martyr of Adiabene and his companions, ob. mid-4th c. : S01725

Saint Name in Source

Ἀκεψιμᾶς, Ἰωσήφ, Ἀειθαλᾶς

Type of Evidence

Literary - Hagiographical - Accounts of martyrdom


  • Greek


For the manuscript tradition, see: For the edition, see Bibliography.


Texts: Delehaye, H., "Les versions grecques des Actes des martyrs persans sous Sapor II," Patrologia Orientalis II.4 (1905), 478-546. Further reading: Detoraki, M., "Greek Passions of the Martyrs in Byzantium," in: S. Efthymiadis (ed.), The Ashgate Research Companion to Byzantine Hagiography II: Genres and Contexts (Farnham 2014), 73-74.

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