At 03:09 PM 6/6/98 -0500, you wrote:
> Reagarding P52:
> Now this shows that the oldest text of the N.T. dated from 100 C.E. belongs
> to the Western text family.
I disagree. I think this merely demonstrates that at this point the western
textual tradition has actually retained a better (alexandrian) reading.
What your example shows is not that the western text is superior; only that
it, too, can get it right every now and again.
Jim West, ThD
Adjunct Professor of Bible
Quartz Hill School of Theology