Re: tc-list 1 Cor 14:33b-35 et al. in Codex Vaticanus -- SBL paper
- On Mon, 06 Dec 1999 13:46:21 PST "Bruce Prior" <n7rr@...> writes:
>A very pricey color facsimile of B is scheduled for publication at aboutEaster, 2000. >It will be published in Rome by Istituto Poligrafico e
Zecca Stato and sold for
>9,500,000 ITL.Out of curiosity, what does this come out to in US dollars? (Our library
wants to know).
[Re: Payne's paper on the umlauts in Vaticanus:]
>These eleven umlauts demonstrate that their scribe was awaremake it >probable that many of them are the variants the scribe of
>of textual variants and regarded them noteworthy. The importance and
>obviousness of many of the known variants in lines marked by umlauts
Vaticanus was noting.
>Consequently, these umlauts open a window that gives insights into thethe
>history of the text before Vaticanus. They give a statistical basis for
>first time for concluding that manuscripts have survived that containthat
>the majority of variants that were available to the scribe of Vaticanus.
>They justify a greater confidence than we had prior to this discovery
>sufficient evidence has survived to permit reproduction of theWhile I would not concur with the concept that the Vaticanus umlauts give
>autographic form of the NT text with a high degree of reliability.
either "the majority of variants that were available to the scribe of
Vaticanus" nor that this in any way (assuming their validity) reflects
"sufficient evidence ... to permit reproduction of the autographic form
of the NT text" with any "high degree of reliability," the umlaut
situation, if original to the scribe of Vaticanus, does appear to be
significant (contra Niccum, who attributed these marks to Sepulveda).
I currently have a Ph. D. student whose dissertation concerns all the
umlauts which appear in Codex Vaticanus, determining (a) whether extant
known variants exist within each umlauted line, (b) whether more than one
variant reading is a factor at each umlaut location, (c) ascertaining the
most probable variant in such cases, and (d) tabulating the results in
regard to texttype alignment.and shared witnesses to both the Vaticanus
and umlaut presumed reading. From what I have seen in his preliminary
samples, this should prove to be an interesting exploration, perhaps with
Maurice A. Robinson
Professor of NT and Greek
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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- If those dots in Codex Vaticanus really indicate significant variant
readings, then they seem to be in many cases the earliest manuscript
evidence for a variant. This is a remarkable discovery!
Do you think this evidence should be added to a GNT apparatus?
- TCers --
The full paper will appear in the May, 2000 issue of NOVUM TESTAMENTUM.
I think it would be wise to let the NT community react to the published
paper before changing the GNT, NA and other apparati. Meanwhile, the
research subject is certainly worth pursuing.
J. Bruce Prior in Blaine, WA
>From: "Wieland Willker" <willker@...-bremen.de>______________________________________________________
>To: "TC-List" <tc-list@...>
>Subject: Re: tc-list 1 Cor 14:33b-35 et al. in Codex Vaticanus -- SBL paper
>Date: Thu, 9 Dec 1999 20:49:40 +0100
>If those dots in Codex Vaticanus really indicate significant variant
>readings, then they seem to be in many cases the earliest manuscript
>evidence for a variant. This is a remarkable discovery!
>Do you think this evidence should be added to a GNT apparatus?
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