The remains of the monastery were found in the FitzGerald excavations. An inscription found at the site mentions the dedication of the monastery of Abba Justinus Apocrisarius in 521/2 CE. Mazor suggested that this may have been the monastery called Ethemaneith that Sabas visited in 518 CE, according to Cyril of Scythopolis (V. Sab. 62, 163). However, this interpretation does not fit in with the description provided by Cyril, according to whom, the recluse living at Ethemaneith was named John. According to Di Segni (1997: 391-392),the inscription found at the site, refering to a "monasterion" is probably a reference to the seclusion cell of a single monk. Mazor (2010:286-287; 2013) suggestion was definitively rejected by Di Segni (2022).