Apocalypse of the Virgin

Apocalypsis Mariae

Other titles: Apocalypse of Mary, Apocalypse of the Theotokos

Clavis numbers: CANT 327-330; BHG 1050-1054m etc.

Related literature: Apocalypse of Paul, Dormition of the Virgin.

Standard abbreviation: Apoc. Vir.

Status: not assigned.

  1. SUMMARY
  2. RESOURCES
  3. BIBLIOGRAPHY

3.1 Manuscripts and Editions

Baun, Jane. Tales from Another Byzantium: Celestial Journey and Local Community in the Medieval Greek Apocrypha. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. (Comprehensive study with English translation of Oxford, Bodleian Library, Misc. gr. 77.)

Delatte, Armand. Anecdota atheniensia. 2 vols. Bibliothèque de la Faculté philosophie et lettres de l’Université de Liège 88. Liège: Faculté de Philosophie et Lettres, 1927. (Edition of the shorter medieval version in vol. 1:273-58.)

Hasdeu, Bogdan Petriceicu. Cuvente den bătrîni : limba română vorbită între 1550-1600 : studiu paleografico-linguistic. 3 vols. Directiunea Generală a Archivelor Statului. Publicatiuni istorico-filologice. Bucharest: Societatii Academice Romane, 1878-1881. (Synopsis of Romanian, Slavonic, and Greek versions.)

James, Montague Rhodes. Apocrypha Anecdota: A Collection of Thirteen Apocryphal Books and Fragments Now First Edited from Manuscripts. TS 2.3. Cambridge: The University Press, 1893. (Edition and translation of Oxford, Bodleian Library, Misc. gr. 77.)

Pernot, Hubert. “Descente de la Vierge aux Enfers, d’après les manuscrits de Paris.” Extrait de la revue des études grecques 13 (1900): 233-57. (Editions of three Paris manuscripts.)

Syrt︠s︡ova, Olena. Apokryfichna apokaliptyka: filosofsʹka ekzeheza i tekstolohii︠a︡ z vydanni︠a︡m hret︠s︡koho tekstu Apokalipsysa Bohorodyt︠s︡i za rukopysom XI stolitti︠a︡ Ottobonianus, hr. 1, Textologia antiquae et midiae aetatis / Tekstologii︠a︡ davnikh i serednikh vikiv. Kiev: Vydavnychyĭ dim “KM Academia” : Universytetsʹke vyd-vo “Pulʹsary,” 2000. (Edition based on Vatican, Biblioteca apostolica, Ottoboni 1.)

Sreznevskiĭ, Izmail I., ed. Drevnĭe pami︠a︡tniki russkago pisʹma i i︠a︡zyka X-XIV vi︠e︡kov; obshchee povremennoe obozri︠e︡nīe. Saint Petersburg: V tipografīi imperatorskoi Akademīi nauk, 1863. (editio princeps based on Vienna, Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek, Theol. gr. 333.)

Vasiliev, Athanasius, ed. Anecdota graeco-byzantina, pars prior. Moscow: Imperial University, 1893. (Edition of the shorter medieval version, p. 125-34.)

 

3.2 Modern Translations

Rutherfurd, Andrew, trans. “The Apocalypse of the Virgin.” ANF 9: 167-74. (on-line text).

3.3 General Works

Elliott, p. 686-687

Schneemelcher (in NTA II), p. 694.

Bauckham, Richard. “The Four Apocalypses of the Virgin Mary.” Pages 332-62 in The Fate of the Dead: Studies on Jewish and Christian Apocalypses. Supplements to Novum Testamentum 93. Leiden: Brill, 1998.
Himmelfarb, Martha. Tours of Hell: An Apocalyptic Form in Jewish and Christian Literature. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1983.
Mimouni, Simon C. “Les Apocalypses de la Vierge: État de la question.” Apocrypha 4 (1993): 101-12.
Shoemaker, Stephen J. Ancient Traditions of the Virgin Mary’s Dormition and Assumption. Oxford Early Christian Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002.