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The Catena of Nicetas of Heraclea and its Johannine text

Clark, Michael Allen (2016)
Ph.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.

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This work is a textual study of the Gospel of John as it is preserved in the catena compiled by Nicetas of Heraclea. In part 1, a stemma is drawn up based on an examination of full transcriptions of all known witnesses: Gregory-Aland 249 317 333 423 430 743 869. Though some scholars have stated that G-A 841 886 1178 2188 contain the catena as well, closer examination shows they contain other works. The manuscripts of Nicetas are related as follows: 1) 249 333 423 are descendants of a common ancestor, β; 2) 333 was the exemplar for 423; 3) 317 869 are descended from a common ancestor, γ; 4) 430 is an independent witness with an idiosyncratic text; 5) 743 has a high degree of majority text contamination and an unclear relationship with the other witnesses. The second part of the study consists of a reconstruction of Nicetas’s text of John with a full apparatus.

Type of Work:Ph.D. thesis.
Supervisor(s):Parker, David C
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law
Department:Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing, School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion
Subjects:BR Christianity
DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
Z004 Books. Writing. Paleography
Institution:University of Birmingham
ID Code:6424
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