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The Armenian Version of the Apocalypse of Ps.-Methodius

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One of the most significant prophetic sources that widely circulated in Eastern Christian countries in the early Middle Ages was the Apocalypse attributed to Methodius of Olympus, bishop of Lycia. Though the Apocalypse of Ps.-Methodius was preceded by another well known prophecy already containing some of the main features and characters of the Byzantine apocalyptic tradition, namely the Latin Tiburtine Sibyl, Ps.-Methodius established a more elaborated model, which became a source of borrowing and imitation for subsequent authors. The supposition that the Armenian version appeared soon after the Greek translation can also be corroborated by the fact. This chapter discusses writing found in Armenian manuscripts: a very different recension of Ps.-Methodius. There existed an Armenian text of the Apocalypse of Ps.-Methodius, possibly complete and translated from the oldest Greek version in the late seventh or early eighth century.

Keywords: Apocalypse of Ps.-Methodius; Armenian manuscripts; Greek translation



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