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Re: [textualcriticism] Re: Problems with Phi 043

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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:
    Message 1 of 11 , Sep 2, 2009
      Well, the Chinese bound this MS, so maybe that explains things?


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      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

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

      In the introduction I cannot find anything that points to reading from
      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
      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 Willker, Bremen, Germany
      Textcritical commentary:

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