Two Epithets of Mark the Evangelist: Coptic theorimos and Byzantine Greek θεόπτης

Sameh Farouk Soliman


This Coptic epithet, understood as “beholder of God,” has no known Greek origin: it may be a corruption of θεορρήμων, said of Mark, which came to be misspelled as theorimos and taken to convey the Greek θεόπτης.

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