Re: Sturz's view on TC

From: Michael W. Holmes (
Date: Tue Oct 03 1995 - 15:04:48 EDT

Re the postings about Harry Sturz's views of the Byzantine text:
Sturz did demonstrate that _some_ Byzantine _readings_ are ancient--but
G. Zuntz had already demonstrated that back in 1946 in his Schweich
lectures. Sturz did _not_ demonstrate anything about the antiquity of
the Byzantine _text-type_, i.e., a recognizable and distinctive pattern
of readings. The earliest evidence for the Byzantine text-type is likely
Chrysostom. For more details re these points, see my review of Sturz in
_Trinity Journal_ 6 (1985) 225-228. The short take on it: what is
persuasive in it is not new, and what is new is not persuasive.

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