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Re: P45 in Mark 6:3

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  • Wieland Willker
    ... We cannot know. The papyrus is extremely fragmentary here. All we can say is that it reads: ... TEKTON]OS HO U[IOS ... That MARIA follows is not sure, but
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      Andrew Criddle asked:
      > Can anyone please clarify whether P45 in Mark 6:3 should
      > read
      > i/ 'the son of the carpenter and Mary'
      > or
      > ii/ 'the son of the carpenter'


      We cannot know. The papyrus is extremely fragmentary here. All we can say is that it reads:

      ... TEKTON]OS HO U[IOS ...

      That MARIA follows is not sure, but probable, because we know of only one witness that omits it: 579 (acc. to Swanson).

      Best wishes
      Wieland
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