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Re: tc-list P52 a Western Text

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  • Roderic L. Mullen
    I ll grant you that D + latin is a strong witness to the Western text, but with B and C also showing up in the list of witnesses, I don t see how you can
    Message 1 of 4 , Jun 6, 1998
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      I'll grant you that D + latin is a strong witness to the "Western" text, but
      with B and C also showing up in the list of witnesses, I don't see how you
      can claim that the inclusion of "again" is is exclusively "Western." --Rod
      Mullen

      At 03:09 PM 6/6/98 -0500, you wrote:
      >
      > All,
      >
      > Reagarding P52:
      >
      > I could find no peculiar text type variants that would qualify p52 as a
      > single text type until I came across John 18:33a:
      >
      > There is a transposition of words that is peculiar only to the Western text
      > as follows:
      >
      > 1) "Entered then into the praetorium again Pilate" - aleph,A,C2,Mj.
      >
      > vs.
      >
      > 2) "Entered then again into the praetorium Pilate" - p52,B,C,D,Latin
      >This is the text of P52 recto with the script that survives bracketed.
      >
      > Recto: It is not lawful <for us> to put to death
      > <No one; that the wo> rd of Jesus might be fulfilled;
      > Which he spoke <signifying> by what death
      > He was about to <die. Entered> therefore into the
      > Praet<orium> again <P>ilate and called
      >
      >
      > Whereas the Syriac omits the word "again" altogether.
      >
      > Now this shows that the oldest text of the N.T. dated from 100 C.E. belongs
      > to the Western text family.
      >
      >
      >
      >
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