Last month I attended the lecture of Dr. Juan Hernández Jr. at Princeton Theological Seminary. He is a professor of biblical studies at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. He delivered a lecture titled “Recovering Revelation’s Forgotten Textual History: Josef Schmid’s Magnum Opus for the Twenty-First Century.”
In the last few years there have been a spate of the most important works on the text of the Apocalypse since sixty-five years ago when German scholar Josef Schmid published his (English title) Studies in the History of the Greek Text of the Apocalypse: The Ancient Stems. Hernández, Garrick V. Allen, and Darius Müller, through a labor love, translated and edited the recent English translation of Schmid’s work.
During the Q&A (which is not included in the video), I asked him to talk about his eureka moment he experienced half way through translating Schmid’s work that led to a significant discovery. You can read about it in the following publication:
Juan Hernández, Jr (2014).” The Creation of a Fourth-Century Witness to the Andreas Text Type: A Misreading in the Apocalypse’s Textual History.” New Testament Studies, 60, pp 106–120.
If you are interested in the book of Revelation and the history of its Greek text, then you will certainly enjoy this lecture, not to mention his humor.
*The painting above Hernández is a stunning portrait of B.B. Warfield.