Re: tc-list a Spoonerism
- At 06:35 PM 11/1/99 -0600, you wrote:
>Now, now.my motives are pure. I wish to show how scribes could sometimes UTTERLY
>Let the one who has never made a stupid copying error cast the first...
change the sense of a passage with the transposition of a few letters- and
THIS example is the best I have ever seen.
Maurice, or anyone, which ms is it?
Jim West, ThD
- On Mon, 01 Nov 1999 17:42:13 -0500 jim west <jwest@...> writes:
>you must tell me the manuscript! this is too funny to forget!The MS is 1808, of century xiii, now in Hagia Sophia, Istanbul.
As my notes on the collation sheet state: "terrible scribe -- terrible
corrector!", and this is exemplified throughout the PA portion. In Jn 8:5
the original scribe wrote the humorous QHLAZEIN by metathesis; this was
corrected by a later hand to LHQAZEIN by erasing and switching only the Q
and L, thus retaining the itacism H instead of correcting fully to
Feel free to use this with students as a bad example of what failure to
proofread might lead to. :-)
Maurice A. Robinson
Professor of NT and Greek
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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- At 12:18 PM 11/2/99 -0500, Maurice A. Robinson wrote:
>On Mon, 01 Nov 1999 17:42:13 -0500 jim west <jwest@...> writes:While not as humorous, surely the pride[?] of place for worst proofreading
>>you must tell me the manuscript! this is too funny to forget!
>The MS is 1808, of century xiii, now in Hagia Sophia, Istanbul.
> [...] QHLAZEIN <--> LIQAZEIN [...]
>Feel free to use this with students as a bad example of what failure to
>proofread might lead to. :-)
job must go to codex 109 (in the British Museum). As told in Metzger, the
original was presumably in two colums, of 28 lines per page.
In transcriping the Lucan genealogy, the scribe of the present manuscript
apparently copied by reading across both columns as a single line. The
result being such readings as "God, son of Aram...", and the whole of
mankind originating from Phares.
Nichael Cramer Gather the folks, tell the stories
nichael@... break the bread. -- John Shea