Re: Mark 16:6 and the Diorthotes of Sinaiticus
- "James Snapp, Jr." wrote:
>> Regarding such a thing as unartistic, he resorted to drastic script-stretching (including the non-contraction of IHSOUN in 16:6) to ensure
that there would be at least a little bit of text in column 10. (It
didn't help that he, or his exemplar, accidentally skipped a chunk of
15:47-16:1!). . .
Somewhere in there I hope I have answered your question.>>
Well, you've answered my question at least. Sinaiticus is the earliest
mss that spells out a NS. So at least we know we're spelling "Ihsous"
right after all these years. I think.
And every single ancient version sure enough does testify to the last
12 verses of Mark. With strong indications that it was appended.