>2. J.N. Birdsall, A Study of MS. 1739 and its Relationship to MSS. 6,
>424, 1908, and M (unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, 1959)
Birdsall does have a chapter on 424, He doesn't think that the text of 424
is standard Byz, he has a collation of significant passages (pp. 88-92). He
thinks there were 2 correctors, although both correctors/corrections share
the same textual character. This corrected ms is then placed in relation to
the other witnesses in the family.
Birdsall is very important, but he doesn't study 424 (and 424c) on
its/their own terms. And he doesn't provide all the evidence (for a full
collation he refers to Alter, 1786 = Novum Testamentum ad codicem
Vindobonensem Graece expressum: Varietatem lectionis addidit Franciscus
Carolus Alter, Vienna, 1786). I doubt if that is going to answer questions
about the corrections (I'll have a look though).
>3. Have also a look here:
Helpful summary, with some further clues, although not properly documented.
Partly follows Birdsall, partly Aland (e.g. 3 correctors); but not based on
study of the manuscript.
Must be some unpublished dissertation out there somewhere surely.
(don't call me Shirley)
Peter M. Head, PhD
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