The Carolingian Commentaries on the Apocalypse of Theodulf and Smaragdus

This book, scheduled for publication in the Spring of 2019 by Medieval Institute Publications, contains English translations of the Apocalypse commentary of Theodulf of Orleans from 810 AD and three homilies on the Apocalypse by Smaragdus of Saint Michel from 812 AD. Both theologians worked in the court of the emperor Charlemagne. The book also contains an eighth-century preface to the Apocalypse and 48 chapter headings to the Apocalypse produced in the ninth century.  Update:  The book was released in May and is now available on amazon.

Exegesis of the Apocalypse in the Tenth Century

This essay will appear as a chapter in the Cambridge Handbook to Apocalyptic Literature edited by Colin McAllister. In some depth it examines and discusses the Apocalypse commentary of Arethas of Caesarea, sections about the Apocalypse in the Catechesis Celtica, and provides a translation of a tenth-century Gloss on the Apocalypse of John.  Update:  Publication of the book, which will contain this essay, is scheduled for March 2020.  That same month I will be reading portions of the essay in a paper presentation at the Through a Glass Darkly symposium in Colorado Springs.

The Rapture in an Eleventh-Century Text

This article is scheduled to appear in an upcoming issue of the journal Bibliotheca Sacra.  It discusses a Bulgarian text called the Narration of Isaiah, written around 1070, which has the elect being lifted into the air six years before the Second Coming of Christ for the Last Judgment.  Update:  This article was published in the January-March 2019 issue of Bibliotheca Sacra, Vol. 176, pages 81-91.

Commentary on Paul’s Epistle to Titus by a Student of Cassiodorus

My English translation of a short Latin commentary on Paul’s Epistle to Titus, written by a student of Cassiodorus about 600 AD, will be published in The Early Church Fathers Bible Commentary.

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