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Title

The Early Text of Luke

Document Type

Article

Abstract

This chapter examines six pre-fourth-century papyri containing Luke's Gospel: P4, P7, P45, P69, P75, and P111. The individual scribal habits, textual relationships, and transmission and social histories of each manuscript are considered. Editorial features - including nomina sacra, numerical abbreviations, and the presence or absence of ekthesis, paragraphos, and medial points - are noted and compared. Attention is also paid to the manuscript's use (public or private) and production setting (controlled or uncontrolled). The relationship between each manuscript's scribal habits and textual relationships receives sustained attention, particularly in the case of P75. The close textual alignment between Luke-P45 and the chief Alexandrian witnesses (P75-B- ℵ) is also demonstrated for the first time in the literature.

Department

Biblical and Theological Studies

Publication Title

The Early Text of the New Testament

Publication Date

9-20-2012

DOI

10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566365.003.0008

ISBN

9780191740985,9780199566365

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