Deir Mar Jirys - CHOZIBA

IV, 7

At the same period as Zosimus <the first quarter of the sixth century> flourished a man called John, equal (to Zosimus) in virtues, who practised the solitary and unworldly life in the monastic community of Choziba - this is situated at the bottom of the canyon on the northern side of the road that leads travellers from Jerusalem to Jericho. Later he became bishop of Caesarea.

(transl. Leah Di Segni)

Location of the monastery, early sixth century.