RE: [GTh] Manuscript Notes: Page 32
- John Wrote:
||Are the Larger scribe b lines more significant to the Thomasines?.
It seems to me that this is unlikely. The first 8 lines of Page 34 contain
pretty much only the last sentence of L 78 ("....Upon them are fine garments
and they are unable to discern the truth.) and the first half or so of L 79
(A woman from the crowd asked him, 'Blessed are the womb which bore you and
the breasts which nourished you.' He said to [her], 'Blessed are those who
have heard the word of the father and have truly kept it......"). I'm not
too sure if this would qualify as something particularly significant to
It seems me infinitely more likely that what we see here is simply the work
of a different scriptor, the presence of which is simply unclear. (I favor
the idea that scribe A went home for lunch and a co-worker filled in
||That would be something that even the new reader might fall upon.
||I note that today in many Bibles this same method is used( A larger type
||different script) to emphasis say the words of Jesus.
||That is, are these larger line intentional? If so, then why?
||Springfield , Tn 37172
> In the Middle Ages, ['quire'] had a number of specific meanings, withAs I said earlier, Bob, regardless of this and other definitions deriving
> specific names. In modern times, it refers to 1/20th of a ream, IIRC.
> See the Wikipedia.
from non-ancient binding and publishing processes, James Robinson
didn't use the word that way in his Intro to the Facsimile edition. In his
usage, a quire is an indefinite number of leaves folded together:
"A *codex* is made up of one or more *gatherings", usually referred
to as *quires*. For although this term is derived from *quaterniones*,
which is the designation for gatherings of four sheets (which came
to predominate), it has taken on the broader meaning of gatherings
of any number of *sheets* or *bifolios*." (p.32)