Nyebolszin Antal

Tychonius Africanus — Exegete of the Apocalypse

Nyebolszin Antal, Materova Elizaveta, (2016) "Tychonius Africanus — Exegete of the Apocalypse ", Vestnik Pravoslavnogo Sviato-Tikhonovskogo gumanitarnogo universiteta. Seriia III : Filologiia, 2016, vol. 48, pp. 102-117 (in Russian).

DOI of the paper: 10.15382/sturIII201648.102-117


This paper presents a translation of the commentary of donatist theologian Tychonius on the first chapter of the Book of Revelation with introduction and notes. This work of Tychonius did not survive as a whole text, but recently was reconstructed on the basis of the numerous quotations in the works of later authors. The commentary is of great interest because of its original ecclesiological ideas. Its influence on the later Latin tradition of interpretation of the Apocalypse was enormous. The work is translated into Russian for the fi rst time.


Tychonius, Augustine of Hippo, Apocalypse, Revelation of John, eschatology, chiliasm, donatism, early Christian exegesis.

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