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  • Wieland Willker
    Recently the CSNTM added codex Phi / 043 to their archives and show some images on their webpage, here: http://www.csntm.org/Manuscript/View/GA_043 This
    Message 1 of 11 , Sep 1, 2009
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      Recently the CSNTM added codex Phi / 043 to their archives
      and show some images on their webpage, here:
      http://www.csntm.org/Manuscript/View/GA_043

      This manuscript is noteworthy e.g. for its strange addition
      after Mt 20:28 and another after 21:9.

      When I looked at the images and tried to note the contents,
      it occurred to me that the verso never shows the
      continuation of the recto.
      This is strange!
      What has happened here?

      The folks from the CSNTM so far have not come up with an
      explanation. Attentive Gregory does not note anything.

      Can anybody explain this?


      Below are some of the contents:
      a = recto
      b = verso


      0010b 10:15-19
      0011a 10:11-14
      0011b 10:25-27
      0012a 10:19-24
      0012b 10:33-37
      0013a 10:28-33
      0013b 11:1-5
      0014a 11:6-10
      0014b 11:20-23
      0015a 11:24-28
      0015b 12:8-13
      0016a 12:3-7
      0016b 12:18-24
      0017a 12:13-18
      0017b 12:28-32
      0018a 12:24-28
      0018b 12:36-40
      0019a 12:32-36
      0019b 12:43-46
      0020a 12:46-13:1

      0049b 20:25–28+Add
      0050a 20:22-25 50a off-printed on 49b
      0050b 20:29-34a
      0051a 20:Add-29 51a off-printed on 50b
      0051b 21:3b-7
      0052a 20:34b-21:3a
      0052b 21:Add+10-13
      0053a 21:7–9+Add
      0053b 21:16–19
      0054a 21:13–16



      Best wishes
          Wieland
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    • bucksburg
      ... The folks from the CSNTM so far have not come up with an explanation. Attentive Gregory does not note anything.
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        --- In textualcriticism@yahoogroups.com, "Wieland Willker" <wie@...> wrote:
        >> Recently the CSNTM added codex Phi / 043 to their archives. When I looked at the images and tried to note the contents, it occurred to me that the verso never shows the continuation of the recto.
        The folks from the CSNTM so far have not come up with an
        explanation. Attentive Gregory does not note anything. <<

        http://images.csntm.org/Manuscripts/GA_043/GA_043.pdf

        "Based on observation of tan leaves with dark borders, it appears that each leaf was written on flesh side and hair sides were attached (glued) to each other. . .

        "Volume 1. Leaf 1r is page 1, 1v is page 1; leaf 2r is page 2; leaf 2v is page 3; leaf 3r is page 4; 3v, 5; 4r, 6; 4v, 6; 5r, 7; 5v, 7; 6r, 8; 6v, 9; 7r, 10; 7v, 11; 8r, 12; 8v, 12; 9r, 13, 9v, 14; 10r, 15; 10v, 15. At this point there is a second binding tied by brow. Leaf 11r, 16; 11v, 16; 12r, 17; 12v, 17; 13r, 18; 13v, 18; 14r, 19; 14v, 20; 15r, 21; 15v, 22; 16r, 23; 16v, 23; 17r, 24; 17v, 24; 18r, 25; 18v, 25; 19r, 26; 19v, 26; 20r, 27; 20v, 28."

        and so on.

        Daniel Buck
      • Wieland Willker
        ... page 2; leaf 2v ... 5v, 7; 6r, 8; 6v, But this is 1. wrong and 2. doesn t explain anything. Best wishes     Wieland       
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          Daniel Buck wrote:
          > "Volume 1. Leaf 1r is page 1, 1v is page 1; leaf 2r is
          page 2; leaf 2v
          > is page 3; leaf 3r is page 4; 3v, 5; 4r, 6; 4v, 6; 5r, 7;
          5v, 7; 6r, 8; 6v,


          But this is 1. wrong and 2. doesn't explain anything.


          Best wishes
              Wieland
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        • Robert Relyea
          ... Assuming the page numbers are correct, It looks like the pages are consistantly written starting on the left page rather than the right page. With that
          Message 4 of 11 , Sep 1, 2009
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            On 09/01/2009 10:14 AM, Wieland Willker wrote:
            > Recently the CSNTM added codex Phi / 043 to their archives
            > and show some images on their webpage, here:
            > http://www.csntm.org/Manuscript/View/GA_043
            >
            > This manuscript is noteworthy e.g. for its strange addition
            > after Mt 20:28 and another after 21:9.
            >
            > When I looked at the images and tried to note the contents,
            > it occurred to me that the verso never shows the
            > continuation of the recto.
            > This is strange!
            > What has happened here?
            >
            > The folks from the CSNTM so far have not come up with an
            > explanation. Attentive Gregory does not note anything.
            >
            > Can anybody explain this?
            >
            Assuming the page numbers are correct,

            It looks like the pages are consistantly written starting on the left
            page rather than the right page. With that assumption. Here is an
            attempt to reconstruct the pages based on openings.

            10b+11a is one opening, 10:11-14 on the left, continuing to 10:15-19 on
            the right.
            11b+12a is the next opening, 10:19-24 on the left, 10:25-27 on the right
            12b+13a next, 10:28-33 on the left, 10:33-37 on the right
            13b+M1a* 10:37-42 on left (missing), 11:1-5 on the right
            M1b*+14a 11:6-10 on left, 11:10-15 (approx) on right (missing)
            14b+M2a* 11:15(approx)-20 on left (missing), 11:20-23 on right
            M2b*-15a 11:24-28 on left, 11:29-36 (approx) on right (missing)
            (11:36 (approx)-12:2 missing, perhaps from exemplar?)
            15b-16a 12:3-7 on left, 12:8-13 on right
            16b-17a 12:13-18 on left, 12:18-24 on right
            17b-18a 12:24-28 on left, 12:28-32 on right
            18b-19a 12:36-40 on left, 12:32-36 on right
            19b-M3a* 12:37-42 on left (missing), 12:43-46 on right
            M3b*-20a 12:46-13:1 on left, 13:2 - 7? on right (missing).

            *In order to complete this reconstruction I had to assume 2 things:
            1) three missing pages M1, M2, and M3.
            2) actual missing text in the original. There can only be 2 pages
            between 15a and 15b, and we have one of them (16a). 11:29-12:2 (about 26
            verses) would not fit on a single page. Since 15a and 15b are on a
            single sheet, most of these verses must not have ever been in the
            manuscript. This could be because they were missing from the scribes
            exemplar.

            NOTE that the image 20b and probably 21a would give us a clue to the
            exact extent of what was on M3b.


            The pattern continues 49b-54a

            49b-50a 20:22-25 on left, 20:25-28+Add on right (note the off-print
            verifies they are facing pages.
            50b-51a 20:Add-29 on left, 20:29-34a on right (also off-printted).
            51b-52a 20:34b-21:3a on left, 21:3b-7 on right
            52b-53a 21:7-9+Add on left 21:Add+10-13 on right
            53b-54a 21:13-16 on left, 21:16-19 on right


            NOTE that this layout would not be as confusing to someone examining the
            manuscript, presented with these openings. Only the missing pages would
            cause some confusion.
          • Wieland Willker
            ... to 10:15- ... 10:25-27 on the ... The order is this: 0011a 10:11-14 0010b 10:15-19 0012a 10:19-24 0011b 10:25-27 Your arrangement does not work, since 10b
            Message 5 of 11 , Sep 1, 2009
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              > 10b+11a is one opening, 10:11-14 on the left, continuing
              to 10:15-
              > 19 on
              > the right.
              > 11b+12a is the next opening, 10:19-24 on the left,
              10:25-27 on the
              > right


              The order is this:
              0011a 10:11-14
              0010b 10:15-19
              0012a 10:19-24
              0011b 10:25-27

              Your arrangement does not work, since 10b must come on the
              right side of 11a.
              I.e. 11a+10b is one opening, not the other way round.


              Here is the order by content:

              0011a 10:11-14
              0010b 10:15-19
              0012a 10:19-24
              0011b 10:25-27
              0013a 10:28-33
              0012b 10:33-37
              missing 10:38-42
              0013b 11:1-5
              0014a 11:6-10
              missing 11:11-19
              0014b 11:20-23
              0015a 11:24-28
              missing 11:29-12:2
              0016a 12:3-7
              0015b 12:8-13
              0017a 12:13-18
              0016b 12:18-24
              0018a 12:24-28
              0017b 12:28-32
              0019a 12:32-36
              0018b 12:36-40
              missing 12:41-42
              0019b 12:43-46
              0020a 12:46-13:1





              Best wishes
                  Wieland
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            • Robert Relyea
              ... Arg. I misspoke. I flipped left and right. What I meant to say is it looks like the pages are consistently written starting on the right and then
              Message 6 of 11 , Sep 1, 2009
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                On 09/01/2009 11:58 AM, Wieland Willker wrote:
                >> 10b+11a is one opening, 10:11-14 on the left, continuing
                >>
                > to 10:15-
                >
                >> 19 on
                >> the right.
                >> 11b+12a is the next opening, 10:19-24 on the left,
                >>
                > 10:25-27 on the
                >
                >> right
                >>
                >
                > The order is this:
                > 0011a 10:11-14
                > 0010b 10:15-19
                > 0012a 10:19-24
                > 0011b 10:25-27
                >
                > Your arrangement does not work, since 10b must come on the
                > right side of 11a.
                >
                Arg. I misspoke. I flipped left and right.

                What I meant to say is it looks like the pages are consistently written
                starting on the right and then continuing on the left (as opposed to the
                normal starting on the left and proceeding to the right). My point,
                which was obscured by my mixing my left and right, was that the
                manuscript appears to be written self-consistently in a way that we
                don't recognize as standard. To make that assumption work, it requires
                the addition of 3 missing pages, and the assumption that some text was
                not ever in the manuscript.

                Note that a user of the manuscript itself would have little problem
                (except for the missing pages) in adjusting to the odd scheme. After a
                page or two, you would quickly learn to look to the right first then
                come back and finish on the left before turning the page. You wouldn't
                have had to jump around to different pages like you do when you lay out
                the images in order verso then recto.

                Corrected 'reconstruction' (NOTE: I'm assuming 3-5 verses a page, which
                is why 11:29-12:2 does not fit on page M2b).

                10b+11a is one opening, 10:11-14 on the right, continuing to 10:15-19 on
                the left.
                11b+12a is the next opening, 10:19-24 on the right, 10:25-27 on the left
                12b+13a next, 10:28-33 on the right, 10:33-37 on the left
                13b+M1a* 10:38-42 on right (missing), 11:1-5 on the left
                M1b*+14a 11:6-10 on right, 11:11-15 (approx) on left (missing)
                14b+M2a* 11:16(approx)-19 on right (missing), 11:20-23 on left
                M2b*-15a 11:24-28 on right, 11:29-34 (approx) on left (missing)
                (11:34 (approx)-12:2 missing, perhaps from exemplar?)
                15b-16a 12:3-7 on right, 12:8-13 on left
                16b-17a 12:13-18 on right, 12:18-24 on left
                17b-18a 12:24-28 on right, 12:28-32 on left
                18b-19a 12:32-36 on right, 12:36-40 on left
                19b-M3a* 12:41-42 on right (missing), 12:43-46 on left
                M3b*-20a 12:46-13:1 on right, 13:2 - 7? on left (missing).

                and
                49b-50a 20:22-25 on right, 20:25-28+Add on left (note the off-print
                verifies they are facing pages.
                50b-51a 20:Add-29 on right, 20:29-34a on left (also off-printted).
                51b-52a 20:34b-21:3a on right, 21:3b-7 on left
                52b-53a 21:7-9+Add on right 21:Add+10-13 on left
                53b-54a 21:13-16 on right, 21:16-19 on left
              • wengurobo
                Batiffol s 1886 edition of Phi/043 is available on-line and can be downloaded as .pdf at
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                  Batiffol's 1886 edition of Phi/043 is available on-line and can be downloaded as .pdf at

                  http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k96302s.image.r=Batiffol.langEN.f2.pagination

                  He marks the point at which each folio begins, which may be of help. The introduction (in French) indicates (pp. 20-21) the state of the manuscript when he transcribed it.

                  It would be interesting to know if his transcription can be considered accurate. He does indicate itacisms all over the place, as well as the nomina sacra. Incidentally, if the transcription is accurate, the text seems nearer the Majority text than that of N and Sigma/042.

                  Tony Pope


                  --- In textualcriticism@yahoogroups.com, "Wieland Willker" <wie@...> wrote:
                  >
                  > > 10b+11a is one opening, 10:11-14 on the left, continuing
                  > to 10:15-
                  > > 19 on
                  > > the right.
                  > > 11b+12a is the next opening, 10:19-24 on the left,
                  > 10:25-27 on the
                  > > right
                  >
                  >
                  > The order is this:
                  > 0011a 10:11-14
                  > 0010b 10:15-19
                  > 0012a 10:19-24
                  > 0011b 10:25-27
                  >
                  > Your arrangement does not work, since 10b must come on the
                  > right side of 11a.
                  > I.e. 11a+10b is one opening, not the other way round.
                  >
                  >
                  > Here is the order by content:
                  >
                  > 0011a 10:11-14
                  > 0010b 10:15-19
                  > 0012a 10:19-24
                  > 0011b 10:25-27
                  > 0013a 10:28-33
                  > 0012b 10:33-37
                  > missing 10:38-42
                  > 0013b 11:1-5
                  > 0014a 11:6-10
                  > missing 11:11-19
                  > 0014b 11:20-23
                  > 0015a 11:24-28
                  > missing 11:29-12:2
                  > 0016a 12:3-7
                  > 0015b 12:8-13
                  > 0017a 12:13-18
                  > 0016b 12:18-24
                  > 0018a 12:24-28
                  > 0017b 12:28-32
                  > 0019a 12:32-36
                  > 0018b 12:36-40
                  > missing 12:41-42
                  > 0019b 12:43-46
                  > 0020a 12:46-13:1
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > Best wishes
                  >     Wieland
                  >        <><
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                  > Wieland Willker, Bremen, Germany
                  > mailto:wie@...
                  > http://www.uni-bremen.de/~wie
                  > Textcritical Commentary:
                  > http://www.uni-bremen.de/~wie/TCG/index.html
                  >

                • Daniel B. Wallace
                  Wieland and TC-List, Unfortunately, I was not on the original Albania trip, when 043 was photographed. Neither was Dr. Jeff Hargis. I ve asked him to look at
                  Message 8 of 11 , Sep 1, 2009
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                    Wieland and TC-List,

                    Unfortunately, I was not on the original Albania trip, when 043 was photographed. Neither was Dr. Jeff Hargis. I've asked him to look at all the images to see what is going on with the manuscript though.

                    Daniel B. Wallace, PhD
                    Executive Director
                    Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts
                    www.csntm.org


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                    From: "Wieland Willker" <wie@...>
                    To: <textualcriticism@yahoogroups.com>
                    Subject: RE: [textualcriticism] Problems with Phi 043

                    >
                    > > 10b+11a is one opening, 10:11-14 on the left, continuing
                    to 10:15-
                    > 19 on
                    > the right.
                    > 11b+12a is the next opening, 10:19-24 on the left,
                    10:25-27 on the
                    > right

                    The order is this:
                    0011a 10:11-14
                    0010b 10:15-19
                    0012a 10:19-24
                    0011b 10:25-27

                    Your arrangement does not work, since 10b must come on the
                    right side of 11a.
                    I.e. 11a+10b is one opening, not the other way round.

                    Here is the order by content:

                    0011a 10:11-14
                    0010b 10:15-19
                    0012a 10:19-24
                    0011b 10:25-27
                    0013a 10:28-33
                    0012b 10:33-37
                    missing 10:38-42
                    0013b 11:1-5
                    0014a 11:6-10
                    missing 11:11-19
                    0014b 11:20-23
                    0015a 11:24-28
                    missing 11:29-12:2
                    0016a 12:3-7
                    0015b 12:8-13
                    0017a 12:13-18
                    0016b 12:18-24
                    0018a 12:24-28
                    0017b 12:28-32
                    0019a 12:32-36
                    0018b 12:36-40
                    missing 12:41-42
                    0019b 12:43-46
                    0020a 12:46-13:1

                    Best wishes
                    Wieland
                    <><
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                  • Wieland Willker
                    ... I now understand your model. That s in fact possible! But that would be a very strange book, wouldn t it? ...
                    Message 9 of 11 , Sep 2, 2009
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                      Robert Relyea wrote:
                      > After a page or two, you would quickly learn to look to the right
                      > first then come back and finish on the left before turning the page.

                      I now understand your model. That's in fact possible!
                      But that would be a very strange book, wouldn't it?




                      Tony Pope wrote:
                      > Batiffol's 1886 edition of Phi/043 is available on-line and can be
                      > downloaded as .pdf at
                      >
                      http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k96302s.image.r=Batiffol.langEN.f2.pagi
                      nation


                      Thank you very much for this link!
                      That's very helpful!

                      In the introduction I cannot find anything that points to reading from the
                      right to the left. Also from the notation of the folio numbers in his text I
                      take it that Batiffol did not see anything problematic in this codex. The
                      text smoothly goes on from one folio to the next.

                      The only other explanation I can come up with:
                      As Daniel Buck has already pointed out, every folio consists of two sheets
                      glued together.
                      At some point in the history of the codex, after Batiffol, someone or
                      something took them apart, perhaps water damage, and the sheets have then
                      been put together in the wrong way. But is this reasonable?

                      I still think that I have overlooked something.

                      Best wishes
                      Wieland
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                    • Dirk Jongkind
                      Are you sure this is not simply a mistake in the numbering of the pics on the CSNTM website? It would be the simplest solution. cheers dirk Comment by Wieland:
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                        Are you sure this is not simply a mistake in the numbering of the pics on the CSNTM website? It would be the simplest solution.

                        cheers
                        dirk

                        Comment by Wieland:
                        I agree and of course I thought about that, but this is not the case. Looking at the images it is clear that what they call "b" is the verso of "a".




                        Wieland Willker wrote:
                         

                        Robert Relyea wrote:
                        > After a page or two, you would quickly learn to look to the right
                        > first then come back and finish on the left before turning the page.

                        I now understand your model. That's in fact possible!
                        But that would be a very strange book, wouldn't it?

                        Tony Pope wrote:
                        > Batiffol's 1886 edition of Phi/043 is available on-line and can be
                        > downloaded as .pdf at
                        >
                        http://gallica. bnf.fr/ark: /12148/bpt6k9630 2s.image. r=Batiffol. langEN.f2. pagi
                        nation

                        Thank you very much for this link!
                        That's very helpful!

                        In the introduction I cannot find anything that points to reading from the
                        right to the left. Also from the notation of the folio numbers in his text I
                        take it that Batiffol did not see anything problematic in this codex. The
                        text smoothly goes on from one folio to the next.

                        The only other explanation I can come up with:
                        As Daniel Buck has already pointed out, every folio consists of two sheets
                        glued together.
                        At some point in the history of the codex, after Batiffol, someone or
                        something took them apart, perhaps water damage, and the sheets have then
                        been put together in the wrong way. But is this reasonable?

                        I still think that I have overlooked something.

                        Best wishes
                        Wieland
                        <><
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                      • Daniel B. Wallace
                        Well, the Chinese bound this MS, so maybe that explains things? dbw ... Sent: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 11:22:27 +0200 From: Wieland Willker To:
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                          Well, the Chinese bound this MS, so maybe that explains things?

                          dbw

                          ----- Start Original Message -----
                          Sent: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 11:22:27 +0200
                          From: "Wieland Willker" <wie@...>
                          To: <textualcriticism@yahoogroups.com>
                          Subject: RE: [textualcriticism] Re: Problems with Phi 043

                          >
                          > Robert Relyea wrote:
                          > After a page or two, you would quickly learn to look to the right
                          > first then come back and finish on the left before turning the page.

                          I now understand your model. That's in fact possible!
                          But that would be a very strange book, wouldn't it?

                          Tony Pope wrote:
                          > Batiffol's 1886 edition of Phi/043 is available on-line and can be
                          > downloaded as .pdf at
                          >
                          http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k96302s.image.r=Batiffol.langEN.f2.pagi
                          nation

                          Thank you very much for this link!
                          That's very helpful!

                          In the introduction I cannot find anything that points to reading from
                          the
                          right to the left. Also from the notation of the folio numbers in his
                          text I
                          take it that Batiffol did not see anything problematic in this codex. The
                          text smoothly goes on from one folio to the next.

                          The only other explanation I can come up with:
                          As Daniel Buck has already pointed out, every folio consists of two
                          sheets
                          glued together.
                          At some point in the history of the codex, after Batiffol, someone or
                          something took them apart, perhaps water damage, and the sheets have then
                          been put together in the wrong way. But is this reasonable?

                          I still think that I have overlooked something.

                          Best wishes
                          Wieland
                          <><
                          --------------------------
                          Wieland Willker, Bremen, Germany
                          mailto:wie@...
                          http://www.uni-bremen.de/~wie
                          Textcritical commentary:
                          http://www.uni-bremen.de/~wie/TCG/




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