Protestant University Wuppertal

New Research: The Greek Text of the Book of Revelation and Its Transmission

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Veröffentlicht am 7. Juli 2023

In 2011, the work on the Editio Critica Maior of the Book of Revelation began, within the framework of which the present study was conceived and can be located. Recent textual research has come to the conclusion that the current text of the Book of Revelation and the prevailing model of its textual history are no longer convincing. This raises the question of a new representation of the Apocalypse tradition using the tools of modern textual criticism as a framework for the impending textual decisions.

Dr. Darius Müller, a research associate at the Institute for Septuagint and Biblical Textual Research (ISBTF) at the Kirchliche Hochschule Wuppertal, takes up this challenge in the presented study. Based on „Text and Textual Value“ and taking into account the methodology of the coherence-based genealogical method (CBGM), he develops an innovative model of the transmission history of the Book of Revelation. This model consciously engages with the studies of Josef Schmid. He argues that the transmission of the Apocalypse can be explained as a continuous development of early and late textual states and does not rely on the formation of four distinct text types. Thus, an alternative textual historical explanatory model for the Book of Revelation is now available for future research to build upon.

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