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Saturday, June 04, 2011

Oecumenius (?) comment on Rev. 1:1b

H. B. Swete (Rev. Com. p.2)  has a citation from Arethas which I found in the TLG-E as a work by Oecumenius. The date and author are somewhat uncertain, never the less it is an early, perhaps not real early, work on Revelation which gives support for the reading of ἣν ἔδωκεν αὐτῷ ὁ θεὸς δεῖξαι τοῖς δούλοις αὐτοῦ found in most modern commentaries and translations.

Oecumenius Phil., Rhet., Commentarius in Apocalypsin (2866: 001)
“The complete commentary of Oecumenius on the Apocalypse”, Ed. Hoskier, H.C. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1928. Page 32, line 19

ἐντεῦθεν αὐτῷ τῷ εἰπεῖν ἀποκάλυψις, δέδοται μὲν παρὰ τοῦ πάτρος τῷ υἱῷ· δέδοται δὲ παρὰ τοῦ υἱοῦ ἡμῖν τοῖς δούλοις αὐτοῦ.

“Although the present revelation has been given by the Father to the Son, it has now been given by the Son to us” [1]

[1]  John N. Suggit, trans. Oecumenius: Commentary on the Apocalypse The Fathers of the Church 112, page 22. Catholic University of America Press, March 2006


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