Re: tc-list Super-Database
- Bruce Prior threw in the subject of a *Super-Database* referring this
term to Reuben Swanson´s collations.
Definitely, this is the work of one man, a honored scholar, who did a
tremendously difficult, enervating job. Nevertheless, as each printed
book, each work done by a human being, Swanson´s work has problems, too.
Only to mention the restriction to a number of manuscripts (e.g. for
Matthew 26,1ff. the fragments kept in Vienna, P.Vindob.G. 31974 [i.e. a
part of the Chester Beatty P45] is missing), thus, the lacking of
the nomina sacra in those manuscripts, and of course, some spelling
This is not an attempt to disqualify Swanson´s work. No way. He did a
great job. But it is a problem to rely on the work of others in a too
Thomas J. Kraus
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