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A complete collation and analysis of all Greek manuscripts of John 18

Morrill, Michael Bruce (2012)
Ph.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.

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Abstract

A complete collation of 1619 Greek minuscule manuscripts of John 18 now supplements the previously completed papyri and majuscule manuscript data for the International Greek New Testament Project (IGNTP). The full data were evaluated towards selecting minuscules to represent the manuscript tradition for the forthcoming Editio Critica Maior critical text and apparatus. Collaboration between the IGNTP and the Institut für neutestamentliche Textforschung (INTF) also allowed a comparison with data collected by the INTF. The same manuscripts were used by both, but the nature of the data was different, with the IGNTP’s total variation in John 18 and the INTF’s sampled variation in John 1-10.

The results easily confirm prior known groups of manuscripts, and suggest samples to represent other groups. The total variation of John 18 initially suggested a much higher uniformity of manuscripts than the sampled variation. Deeper examination revealed consistency between both sets of data: the large majority of manuscripts do have a uniform text, and it is easy to represent them with a small selection of both readings and manuscripts, while the minority of more divergent manuscripts are evident from either well-sampled or total variation, and are worth further attention.

Type of Work:Ph.D. thesis.
Supervisor(s):Parker, David C
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law
Department:Department of Theology and Religion
Subjects:BS The Bible
Institution:University of Birmingham
ID Code:3733
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