Evangelical Textual Criticism

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Andrew of Caesarea and the Apocalypse in the Ancient Church of the East: Studies and Translation

There is a new study and translation of Andrew of Caesarea's commentary of Revelation (via Roger Pearse) and it is available on-line!:

Andrew of Caesarea and the Apocalypse in the Ancient Church of the East: Studies and Translation

In this connection I should mention Juan Hernandez' recent work on Andrew of Caesarea as a text-critic. Hernandez spoke at the SBL in Boston on this subject).

Finally, I should say that Andrew of Caesarea's commentary often accompanies the text of Revelation in Greek New Testament MSS. Since the Book of Revelation has had a quite distinct history of transmission, there are many MSS containing only Revelation out there, and I suspect that many such codices are still unknown to the scholars of textual criticism.

5 comments:

  1. Thanks Tommy,
    That looks very helpful. The foreword is worth reading on the dangers of selective citation of a work like this. It is nice to have a complete ET.
    I don't know where this will leave Juan's project (which was going to include an ET); but there may be room for a more text-critical contribution as well.

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  2. Juan Hernandez Jr.3:41 pm, October 01, 2009

    Thanks for posting this Tommy. I was made aware of Dr. Constantinou's work after last year's SBL meeting. I immediately contacted her about it and was able to download her entire dissertation, half of which was devoted to introductory matters; the other half was the translation of Andrew into English. We also had some good discussions via email about Andrew. After reading through her work twice, I contacted Mohr Siebeck and informed them fully of the imminent publication of Andrew's commentary in English and expressed my concern over duplicating her scholarship. It was clear that another translation would not be necessary at this juncture. However, there were also many other areas that could be explored, especially on the text-critical end. I ended up crafting a brand new proposal for the editors over the summer and pitched the idea of a series of scholarly studies on Andrew of Caesarea. I just learned this week that they have accepted my proposal. The final product will be published in the Studien und Texte zu Antike und Christentum series. Of course, it will be some time before it comes out. I am grateful that the editors have seen fit to give the project another shot. Again, thanks for drawing attention to this long overdue translation.

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  3. I am very pleased to see the blossoming of interest in this text. Good news that we'll be hearing from Hernandez too.

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  4. InterVarsity Press will be publishing Greek Commentaries on Revelation by Oecumenius of Isauria and Andrew of Caesarea, translated by William C. Weinrich, in the Ancient Christian Texts series. http://www.ivpress.com/cgi-ivpress/book.pl/code=2920

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  5. How great to put this online for free! This should be the norm, but unfortunately it isn't.

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