Re: [textualcriticism] Re: Why are there brackets in the NA27 text of 1 Cor 10:20?
- Thanks for the clarifications. Frankly, before posting I had only checked the Latin explanation of the critical signs at the back of my NA27 (easier to access than the Intro), which I read as suggesting that brackets indicated that the 'presence of' the enclosed words in the NT text could be questioned. I shouldn't have filled in the blanks.
[ ] ita includuntur verba etc, quae num de textu N.i T.i sint dubitari potest
Thanks, all helpful.
... I must agree with Jan that the brackets are 'unhappy' in this place, for in nearly all instances they indicate omission/interpolation (not word order) and this inconsistency was surely the cause of the initial question by Mr. Jongkind.
> -Matthew M.Rose
> On 16 Jun 2012, at 04:25, Jan Krans wrote
> > Perhaps a reading without the second ??????? would be a conjectural emendation. I somehow like the idea. However, that is not what the brackets mean here, if you read the NA27 Introduction, p. 49* (p. 7* in the German original): they signal the uncertainty in word order.
> > BTW: in my view, such use of square brackets is unhappy; compare ECM, which has a far better uncertainty marker.
> > Jan Krans
> > From: Dirk Jongkind <dj214@...>
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> > Date: Friday, 15 June 2012 16:16
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> > Subject: [textualcriticism] Why are there brackets in the NA27 text of 1 Cor 10:20?
> > Dear list,
> > Is there any documentary justification for the brackets around the second QUOUSIN in 1 Cor 10:20? I cannot find one in the apparatus or in Metzger's Commentary.
> > And would the absence of evidence make this into a conjectural emendation?
> > Best
> > Dirk
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