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RE: [textualcriticism] Nomen Sacrum for Pneuma

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  • Bart Ehrman
    Sorry all. It s a typo. Or rather, a scribal corruption. -- B Bart D. Ehrman James A. Gray Professor Department of Religious Studies University of North
    Message 1 of 5 , Feb 15 1:58 PM
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          Sorry all.  It’s a typo.  Or rather, a scribal corruption.

      -- B


      Bart D. Ehrman

      James A. Gray Professor

      Department  of Religious Studies

      University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill



      From: textualcriticism@yahoogroups.com [mailto: textualcriticism@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of Peter M. Head
      Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2007 12:08 PM
      To: textualcriticism@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [textualcriticism] Nomen Sacrum for Pneuma


      There are no examples of PMA listed in O'Callaghan (1970).


      At 15:47 15/02/2007, you wrote:

      >Whilst reading Ehrman's 'Whose Word is It' (apparently published
      >elsewhere as 'Misquoting Jesus') I stumbled over an explanation of 1 Cor
      >12:13 (page 91). Here the nomen sacrum of PNEUMA is used to explain the
      >move from PNEUMA EPOTISQHSEN to POMA EPOTISQHSEN. This is the argument:
      >'The word Spirit (PNEUMA) would have been abbreviated in most
      >manuscripts as PMA [with overstroke; DJ], which understandably could be
      >- and was - misread by some scribes as the Greek word for "drink"
      >I certainly agree that it is a short step from PMA to POMA, but I cannot
      >recollect having seen the nomen sacrum PMA, only PNA (which,
      >incidentally, would lessen the optical similarity between PNA and POMA).
      >I would be most grateful if somebody could help me with some examples of
      >PMA instead of PNA. Any suggestions?
      >Dirk Jongkind, PhD
      >Fellow and Tutor, St. Edmund's College
      >John W. Laing Fellow, Tyndale House
      >Tyndale House
      >36 Selwyn
      > Cambridge , CB3 9BA
      Phone:( UK ) 01223 566603
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      w:st="on"> UK ) 01223 566608
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      Peter M. Head, PhD
      Sir Kirby Laing Senior Lecturer in New Testament
      Tyndale House
      36 Selwyn Gardens
      Cambridge CB3 9BA
      01223 566601

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