Saint Elesbaan of Ethiopia

Also known as

  • Calam-Negus
  • Calam
  • Caleb
  • Elesbaas
  • Elesbas
  • Elesboas
  • Eleuzoe
  • Ella Atsbeha
  • Ella Asbeha
  • Hellestheaeus
  • Kaleb



Christian King in Ethiopia in the early 6th century. With the support of Byzantine emperors Justin I and Justinian, he invaded the southern Arabian peninsula where Christian was under attack. Late in life he abdicated his throne to live as a prayerful, penitent hermit and then a monk in Jerusalem.



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Elesbaan of Ethiopia“. 26 October 2013. Web. 21 October 2014. <>