Wednesday, June 05, 2024

Video Look at the New ECM of Revelation


Greg Paulson has recorded a short video on YouTube giving an overview of the new four-volume (!) Editio Critica Maior edition of Revelation. One whole volume is dedicated to punctuation and “textual structure.”

Some highlights: 

  • The textual commentary is the longest yet
  • 84 changes to the initial text; 106 split lines; 95 changes in orthography
  • The edition gives a list of singular readings
  • There is a new punctuation apparatus with paratextual data too
  • Nomina sacra are marked in the main text (I wonder how these were decided on)
  • This is the first ECM completed outside Münster

Congratulations to the team!


  1. Has the ECM on John really stalled out as is rumored? Is it dead for now?

  2. I wonder if it will be honest at Rev 5:9?

    1. In the Video at 1:39 one can see 5:9 ECM = τω Θεω ημας

      Jean Putmans

  3. Just wondering whether we’ll be having anything on the late Keith Elliott?

    1. Alexander Thomson6/10/2024 6:27 pm

      Sorry - was from me.

  4. I am really surprised that they have omitted οἱ λοιποὶ τῶν νεκρῶν οὐκ ἔζησαν ἄχρι τελεσθῇ τὰ χίλια ἔτη in Rev 20:5 when its omission in part of the tradition is easily explained as a haplography (see Rev 20:4). Why on earth such a decision?