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This is a new critical edition, with translation and commentary, of the Scholia in Apocalypsin, which were falsely attributed to Origen a century ago. They include extensive sections from Didymus the Blind's lost Commentary on the Apocalypse (fourth century) and therefore counter the current belief that Oecumenius’ commentary (sixth century) was the most ancient. Professor Tzamalikos argues that their author was in fact Cassian the Sabaite, an erudite monk and abbot at the monastery of Sabas, the Great Laura, in Palestine. He was different from the alleged Latin author John Cassian, placed a century or so before the real Cassian. The Scholia attest to the tension between the imperial Christian orthodoxy of the sixth century and certain monastic circles, who drew freely on Hellenic ideas and on alleged ‘heretics’. They show that, during that period, Hellenism was a vigorous force inspiring not only pagan intellectuals, but also influential Christian quarters.Read more
- Presents the first translation of what is the earliest known commentary on the book of Revelation
- Provides an extensive commentary on each section of the text
- Offers a window into the intellectual thought of the sixth century and the tensions between imperial Christian orthodoxy and certain monastic circles
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- Date Published: January 2019
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781108730006
- dimensions: 279 x 210 x 25 mm
- weight: 1.085kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Expanded notes to the Scholia
Glossary of names
Glossary of terms
Index of authors
Biblical quotations in the Scholia.
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