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Bibil Identifier bibil:210469
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Mapping Textual Space
Author Finney, Timothy J.
Journal TC: A Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism (Volume: 15)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Language English
Pages - Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The apparatus of a critical edition of the biblical text can be encoded as a tabular structure called a data matrix. By counting how often witnesses disagree in their readings, another tabular structure called a dissimilarity matrix is obtained which records the distance between each pair of witnesses. This article begins by applying statistical reasoning to determine what constitutes a statistically significant distance between two witnesses and how sample size affects the margin of error for a distance estimate. Following this, two modes of multivariate analysis called “multidimensional scaling” and “divisive clustering” are introduced then applied to data extracted from the apparatus of the Letter to the Hebrews in the fourth edition of the United Bible Societies' Greek New Testament.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : New Testament : Textual Criticism : Methods
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Tools and techniques of analysis : Statistics/Computer Science
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