Re: Text und Textwert series
- On Tue, 21 Nov 1995, Jeff Kloha wrote:
>Barbara Aland showed how to use TuT for identifying a group of mss., which
> I am beginning work on a STM thesis on the text of James. Fresh
> collations are being made of the papyri and available uncials.
> However, I need a selection of representative minuscules to consult.
> The first volumes of the _Text und Textwert_ series analyze the
> Catholic Epistles. My question is: While the volumes present
> exhaustive studies of relationships among manuscripts in the "test
> passages", has any work been published using this data to determine
> exactly which manuscripts fall into special groupings? Have the Alands
> or their Institut produced any classifications of manuscripts, or have
> they simply supplied the data and left individuals to use their own
> theories to group manuscripts (e.g., Colwell's multiple readings or
> the Profile Method)?
carry the text of the Greek exemplar of the Syra Harclensis of the Catholic
B. Aland: Das Neue Testament in syrischer Ueberlieferung, I.
Die grossen Katholischen Briefe. (Arbeiten zur neutestamentlichen
Textforschung 7) Berlin/NY 1986, p. 41-90.
On the basis of B. Aland's work I developped a method to find groups of mss.
at least as coherent as her group Hk utilizing TuT I:
Klaus Wachtel: Der Byzantinische Text der Katholischen Briefe: Eine
Untersuchung zur Entstehung der Koine des Neuen Testaments. (Arbeiten zur
neutestamentlichen Textforschung 24) Berlin/NY: de Gruyter 1995, p. 56-72.
For a general comparison of the possibilities offered by the TuT volumes
compared to the Claremont profile method see
B. Aland/K. Wachtel: The Greek Minuscule Manuscripts of the New Testament,
in: The Text of the New Testament in Contemporary Research (Festschrift
Metzger), ed. by B.D. Ehrman and M.W. Holmes. (SD 46) Grand Rapids: Eerdmans
For any questions concerning TuT or the text of James in general feel free
to contact me off list.
Klaus Wachtel, Muenster
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