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(Oikoumenios; 6th cent.), author of the first continuous Greek commentary on Revelation, which he explains in a purely allegorical manner (Allegory). That work, which existed in part as early as the 7th century in a Syriac translation, was used by Andrew of Caesarea, and especially by Arethas of Caesarea. Oecumenius also wrote some scholia (Scholium) on the Pauline homilies of J. Chrysostom. Between the 8th and 10th centuries these became part of a catena on Paul’s letters (CPG 4, C 165); they were wrongly published by Donatus in Verona in 1532 under t…

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Groote, Marc De, “Oecumenius”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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