Text und Textwert series
- Members of the tc-list:
I am beginning work on a STM thesis on the text of James. Fresh
collations are being made of the papyri and available uncials.
However, I need a selection of representative minuscules to consult.
The first volumes of the _Text und Textwert_ series analyze the
Catholic Epistles. My question is: While the volumes present
exhaustive studies of relationships among manuscripts in the "test
passages", has any work been published using this data to determine
exactly which manuscripts fall into special groupings? Have the Alands
or their Institut produced any classifications of manuscripts, or have
they simply supplied the data and left individuals to use their own
theories to group manuscripts (e.g., Colwell's multiple readings or
the Profile Method)?
The paper on "Categories and Text Types" by B. Aland published in the
second ed. of _Text of the New Testament_ simply explains their
classification of mss. into "categories" I, II, III, IV, and V. Is
that as precise as one can get using the "test passages", or can
actual "families" be determined using the _Text und Textwert_ data?
Thank you for your assistance.
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