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Title

The creation of a fourth-century witness to the andreas text type: A misreading in the apocalypse's textual history

Document Type

Article

Abstract

The publication of Josef Schmid's landmark work on the textual history of the Apocalypse seemingly established the Andreas Text Type as a fourth-century product. The primary evidence for Schmid's claim came from the fourth-century corrections of the Apocalypse in Codex Sinaiticus, corrections which bore a close resemblance to the Andreas text of the Apocalypse. Schmid's reconstruction, however, is flawed. The fourth-century corrections he identified are actually from the seventh century. The data supporting a fourth-century Andreas text type does not exist. Schmid's widely influential error appears to have been based on a misreading of Milne and Skeat's Scribes and Correctors of the Codex Sinaiticus. Copyright © 2014 Cambridge University Press.

Department

Biblical and Theological Studies

Publication Title

New Testament Studies

Volume

60

Issue

1

First Page

106

Last Page

120

Publication Date

1-1-2014

DOI

10.1017/S0028688513000271

ISSN

00286885

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