From: Eric Weiss (
Date: Mon Sep 25 1995 - 11:13:27 EDT

On the cover of Philip Comfort's book on the original text of the New
Testament (green paperback) is a photograph of a manuscript I've identified
as Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians. The back of the book only tells where
the manuscript is housed, with no other information given. I've noticed 2
anomalies about the manuscript:

   1. The copyist omitted "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus
Christ" from 1:3a, apparently due to skipping from "Lord Jesus Christ" at the
end of 1:2 and picking up after the "Jesus Christ" of 1:3b, not realizing he
had omitted the intervening phrase (I think the term is parablepsis).

   2. The "UMIN" in 1:2 is spelled "UMEIN." I don't have the book in front
of me, but I believe that's the verse.

Does anyone know which manuscript this is? My N-A doesn't list the variant
spelling "UMEIN" for any manuscript here. Is this an acceptable alternative
spelling of "UMIN" or did the copyist just misspell it?

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