tc-list P.W. Comfort: New Reconstructions and Identifications
- In the latest issue of Novum Testamentum is an article by P.W. Comfort, in
which he makes interesting observations (not all new):
P.W. Comfort "New Reconstructions and Identifications of NT Papyri"
NovT 41 (1999) 214 - 230
1. Assigning MSS to the same codex:
a) P4 + P64 + P67 ("convinced beyond doubt")
b) P15 + P16 ("most likely are from the same codex")
c) P49 + P65 ("very likely belong to the same codex", "same scribe")
d) P77 + POxy4405 + POxy 4403(?, "more likely") (already stated in the
2. New identifications:
P4: Comfort mentiones three small fragments that are in a separate envelope
inside the box with the other fragments. He assigns them to Luke.
P13: He assigns a small strip to Heb 10:29-32
P30: Another small strip assigned to 2Thes 2:1 and 2:9-11
P40: two remaining unassigned fragments assigned to Rom 6
P46: Assignment of several final lines
P66: "A paleographic study of the second correctors handwriting reveals that
the first paginator is the same as the second corrector..."
Stages of production:
1. Some corrections as the scribe wrote
2. The paginator of the first part (p. 1-99) made many corrections.
3. At page 100 a second paginator/corrector took over. He made further
4. Yet another corrector (possibly the second paginator) made a few changes
esp. in ch. 13.
Did I got that right?
Comfort also assigns (or tries to assign) seven of the many very small scaps