From: perry.stepp@chrysalis.org
Date: Thu Oct 26 1995 - 17:47:22 EDT

> Actually, due to the work of Colwell, Clark, Streeter, Royse, and
> Head, it
> has been shown that due to various factors scribes were more likely
> to omit
> than to add to the text.

Well, actually that depends on the size of the omission. When you're dealing
with a small unit of text, scribes were indeed more likely to skip part of a
line than to repeat something they'd just copied. But when dealing with a
larger unit of text, scribes were more likely to interpolate than omit.

Grace and peace,

Perry L. Stepp, Baylor University

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