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  • Thomas J. Kraus
    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
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      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
      mistakes.
      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
      positivistic way.

      Thomas J. Kraus
      Universitaet Regensburg
      Kath.-theol. Fakultaet
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      D-93053 Regensburg
      Federal Republic of Germany

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      thomas-juergen.kraus@...-regensburg.de
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