- Hmm. I heard that they removed pc and al from the critical apparatus from somewhere (someone?) else. Are pc and al replaced with a list of these fewMessage 1 of 6 , Sep 21, 2012View SourceHmm. I heard that they removed pc and al from the critical apparatus from somewhere (someone?) else. Are pc and al replaced with a list of these 'few witnesses' and 'others' (respectively), or did NA28 leave them out altogether? If they left them out altogether, then I hope they will reconsider their decision for NA29. It's unfortunate that NA28's apparatus also removed references to Byzantine mss supporting text (with occasional exceptions). Granted, I would prefer having a more exhaustive apparatus--- ideally (in addition to what already appears) where pc and al are replaced with a list of these 'few witnesses' and 'others', where supporting Byzantine (and other) texts are listed, and where the papyri / majuscules / minuscules / lectionaries / etc. where the nomina sacra does and does not appear are also listed.The publishers likely believed that the thinner font would help reduce the number of pages? (I used to do that when writing papers for my B.A. and M. Div.)- Roger
Two general observations on the apparatus:
What is interesting is that they omitted the notation "pc" and "al"
completely. Whatever one may think about this decision, one has to keep this
in mind. There can be at times a lot more manuscripts supporting a reading.
They keep "pm" though, which indicates that the Byzantine text is split.
They also have removed references to Byz manuscripts supporting txt. Only
manuscripts listed in the appendix are cited "occasionally". This means that
NA28 has removed existing evidence from the apparatus.
2:18 NA27 lists 0250 for the short form, NA28 omitted this reference.
3:6 NA27 lists 0233 for txt, NA28 omitted this reference.
8:10 NA27 lists 0287 for txt, NA28 omitted this reference.
Btw. the font seems to be the same but it is thinner than the old one. I
like the old one better. The new is too faint. But it's not really a
Wieland Willker, Bremen, Germany