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Exegesis of the Apocalypse in the Tenth Century

Exegesis of the Apocalypse in the Tenth Century

Interpretation of the Book of Revelation in the early Middle Ages has received much scholarly attention, especially the commentaries from the sixth through ninth centuries. Did you ever wonder how Christians in the tenth century interpreted Revelation? My essay, entitled “Exegesis of the Apocalypse in the Tenth Century,” was recently published as Chapter 8 in the Cambridge Companion to Apocalyptic… Read more →

The Rapture in an Eleventh-Century Text

New Article. An article written by me, entitled “The Rapture in an Eleventh-Century Text,” was published in the journal Bibliotheca Sacra 176 (Jan.-March 2019): 81-91. It discusses a Bulgarian writing from about the year 1070 called The Narration of the Holy Prophet Isaiah about the Years to Come and the Kings and the Antichrist. It describes the elect being lifted… Read more →

Latest Book Release:  Carolingian Commentaries on the Apocalypse by Theodulf and Smaragdus

Latest Book Release: Carolingian Commentaries on the Apocalypse by Theodulf and Smaragdus

I am happy to announce the release of the book Carolingian Commentaries on the Apocalypse by Theodulf and Smaragdus by Francis X. Gumerlock. It contains English translations of the commentary on the Book of Revelation by Theodulf of Orleans from the year 810 and of three homilies from the year 812 by Smaragdus of Saint-Mihiel on Rev 1:1-5; Rev 4:1-10;… Read more →