On Saint George of Armathioni and Saint George’s Day on November 10th

Niko Nikolozishvili

Abstract


The paper discusses the origin of a name Armathioni, by which a small
church of St. George in Zemo Machkhaani village, Kiziki, is commonly
referred to. Contrary to the previously expressed opinion that the name comes
from Greek arma, armaton (carriage), the author argues that it originates from
the name of Arimathea, a city mentioned in the New Testament, which from
the 12th century was identified with the Palestinian city of Ramla, near Lydda.


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