I’m happy to announce that I have finally finished and published Part 2 of my translation of St. Beatus of Liebana’s Commentarius in Apocalipsin!
Commentary on the Apocalypse: Part 2 – Four Horses and the Lamb translates Books 3 and 4 of the Beatus, which cover the Book of Revelation’s chapters 3-7 (with a tad bit of chapter 8). This volume also includes a lot of juicy stuff about trying to guess the date of the end of the world, and why that’s not a good plan.
I’ve also included an appendix with translations of several contemporary letters that reference Beatus (as well as his student and friend, Bishop Etherius of Osma). Briefly, Archbishop Elipandus of Toledo didn’t like Beatus much, because Beatus criticized his Adoptionist theology. However, St. Alcuin seems to have thought Beatus was the bee’s knees.
Just FYI, the Beatus consists of 12 books. Books 5, 6, and 7 are a decent length, but the rest of them are pretty short.