tc-list More to M. Robinson, correction
I did not check my charts before I sent the last post. MS 1875 was
probably written in Macedonia, by a monk who was familiar with Slavic,
however it is still a sister MS to 1874. Minuscule 1837 is the one which was
written in Calabria (not 1875 as I wrongly declared earlier).
MS 1319 agrees with MS 1837 at 73 % that is in 118 out of 225 readings in
just I Corinthians. (This according to my original research, and my own
charts). This is a relatively high agreement for this manuscript (1319) made
in Jerusalem, but it also agrees with P15 at 77 percent (10 out of 13
readings). 1319 agrees about 65 % with the Byzantine standard and 62 % with
codex 06. Hence it is very mixed, but this is typical of this group from
Jerusalem. I would like to be able to compare it with a Caesarean text-type
but have not gotten that far along yet.
Finally, my theory is that the Byzantine Standard Ecclesiastical text-type
was enforced early on in most areas of the Byzantine empire. This assured
unity. After the Arab invasions, outlying monasteries remained true to this
standard, but did (apparently) refer to old MSS in their possession when
copying or preserving them. Some of these preserved MSS could actually give
us a window into the EARLY Byzantine text-type, before it was standardized
in Constantinople. This early text should probably be referred to as the
proto-text, the one behind all of the 3 or 4 major text-types.
I believe this better answers your question, and I apologize for the error
concerning MS 1875.
at your service,
Mr. Gary S. Dykes yhwh3in1@...