MORE ANCIENT SOURCES
Liber de Infantia Salvatoris, 22-24 (5th cent. A.D.)
As they went, Joseph said that as it was hot they might go by the sea coast. But Jesus said he would shorten the way- and even as he spoke they began to see the hills and cities of Egypt. They arrived at Hermopolis and entered a city called Sotinen, and had to lodge in a temple where were 365 gods. When Mary and the Child entered, all the idols fell and Isaiah's word was fulfilled. 'Behold the Lord shall come upon a light cloud and enter into Egypt, and all the gods made by the hand of the Egyptians shall be moved before his face.'
Afrodisius, governor of the city, heard of it and came with all his host. The priests thought he would punish those who had destroyed the gods: but when he saw them fallen he adored the child and said to those present that 'unless this were the God of our gods they would not have fallen. If we do not adore him, as they have done, we are in danger of such destruction as fell upon Pharaoh who was drowned with all his army.' Then all the people of the city believed in the Lord through Jesus Christ.
BYZANTINE ADMINISTRATIVE LISTS
Georgius Cyprius, 708-729 (7th cent. A.D.)
Province of Aegyptus Prima: Alexandria, Ermoupolis, Metelis, Costos, village of Psanis, village of Coprithis, Sais, Leontopolis, Naucratis, Andron, Nikiu, Zenonopolis, Paphna, Onouphis, Taua, Cleopatris, Mareotis, Menelaites, Skedia, Terenoutis, Sondra.
Dracontius (A.D. 354/5, 362)
Isidorus (A.D. 384)
Dioscorus (A.D. 394)
Esaias / Isaias (A.D. 449, 451)
Gennadius (A.D. 474, 480)
Zacharias, coptic (A.D. 681/9)
Anba Zakharia, coptic (A.D. 830/49)
Mennas, coptic (A.D. 981)
Gabriel / Ghabryal, coptic (A.D. 1086)