Using variant readings

Jonathan Robie (
Thu, 28 Nov 1996 21:46:14 -0500

I have to confess, although I look at variant readings in my UBS GNT, I
don't really know how to use them profitably. Currently, I use them to see
if there is more than one possibility, and to assess the relative likelihood
of each.

Should I be doing more?

Silva's "Explorations in Exegetical Method: Galations as a test case" has a
chapter devoted to this, and implies strongly that if I had understood what
he is trying to say, my exegesis would be all the better for it, but he
doesn't really go into detail, and the discussion passed through my synaptic
channels without leaving any traces.


Jonathan Robie
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