The Seven Sleepers of Ephesus

First of all, here is an English translation of the best known version of the narrative of the Seven Sleepers, or “Companions of the Cave” (ashab al-Kahf, as they are known in Islamic writings).

You can click here for the original Latin text. And here is an article by Pieter W. van der Horst with background and context, “Pious Long-Sleepers in Greek, Jewish, and Christian Antiquity”.

   Russian icon of the Seven Sleepers

Also of interest is the article “The Legend of the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus in Syriac and Arab sources – a comparative study”, by Bartlomiej Grysa.