- Dear Steve,
Below are some passages in biblical literature which might help -
but by no means solve your question.
2 Chronicles 2:16 (LXX); Apoc 13:18; Apoc 7,4; John 21:11; 1 Cor
10:8; Apc 5:11.
I suspect that the editors left the [kai] in the text because of its
old and unknown origin - as they explicitly state.
As far as the use of kai in conjunction with numerials in historical
Greek usage I'll leave that to you for your further investigation.
Cordially in Christ,
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> I've been working on the textual variants with the bracketed KAI
> John 5:5, Rev 11:2, and Rev 13:5. I've noticed that numbers in thebe
> NT are normally written without KAI. Was this also the case in
> secular Koine and Patristic Greek? In other words, would scribes
> more likely to omit KAI than to add it, particularly if they were
> writing out numerals? Thanks,
> Steven Anderson