Re: More on 2427
- On Fri, 1 Nov 1996, DC PARKER <PARKERDC@...> wrote, in part:
>Seems to me that this is exactly the point. 2427 has a very strong
>I do not see how a copy could be inauthentic. A copy is simply a
>copy. Only if it attempted to appear older than it really was could it be
Alexandrian text, clearly belonging with B.
Paleographers guess that it comes from the fourteenth century, but
*with a question mark*.
So the question becomes, is it authentic, or did somebody decide to
produce a fake? After all, a minuscule with a B-like text is *very*
In its defence, I would offer the presence of the Longer Ending of
Mark. If it were a fake, the faker would probably have omitted that.
But that's not proof.
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