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Bibil Identifier bibil:210467
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) A Comparative Textual Analysis of ๐”“4 and ๐”“64+67
Author Wasserman, Tommy
Journal TC: A Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism (Volume: 15)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 1-26 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In a 1997 article T. C. Skeat suggested that ๐”“4 comes from the same four-gospel codex as ๐”“64+67. Subsequently, Peter Head and Scott Charlesworth have argued against this identification, mainly on the basis of codicological data. However, it is still possible that the same scribe copied them yet no one has made a comparative textual analysis of these papyri. In his original publication, Skeat included a brief analysis of the text of ๐”“4, providing โ€œsome basic facts.โ€ Unfortunately his analysis is unsatisfactory in two ways: it concerns only ๐”“4 and it is based only on deviations from the Textus Receptus. This article presents a new textual analysis of ๐”“4 and ๐”“64+67 using a method devised by Kurt and Barbara Aland and subsequently developed by Kyoung Shik Min, in order to examine the textual quality, transmission character, and the nature of the readings in these papyri. The result shows that both ๐”“4 and ๐”“64+67 have a โ€œstrictโ€ textual quality and a โ€œstrictโ€ transmission character. The concern for careful copying reflected by the textual quality and transmission character of ๐”“4 and ๐”“64+67 correlates with their external features, which Roberts regarded as indicative of a โ€œthoroughgoing literary production.โ€
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : New Testament : Textual Criticism : Greek Texts : Manuscripts : Papyrus : P 4
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : New Testament : Textual Criticism : Greek Texts : Manuscripts : Papyrus : P 64
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