Mike Aquilina

From the Folks Who Brought You Judas…

Thursday June 29th 2006, 5:23 am

Now the National Geographic Channel brings you … The Apocalypse. Says their press release: “For nearly 2,000 years, the Book of Revelation has haunted mankind. On Sunday, July 16, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the National Geographic Channel (NGC) premieres Secrets of Revelation, a one-hour special that explores the mysteries behind this ancient and provocative text.”

It’s a pity I have to trim the hedges that night.

I hope you’ll spend your idle moments with Kevin Edgecomb’s translation of the world’s oldest commentary on Revelation instead, St. Victorinus’s third-century In Apocalypsin. Kevin already has the first six chapters ready for your reading.

Hat tip on National Geographic: David Mills of Mere Comments.

UPDATE on Kevin’s progress: Make that eight chapters of Victorinus, and Kevin plans to have the thing finished this weekend.

AMENDED UPDATE on Kevin’s progress: Uh, I mean next weekend.