Re: Acts 8.27

From: Micheal Palmer (
Date: Fri Apr 25 1997 - 11:01:29 EDT

At 10:08 PM -0500 4/22/97, Jim Oxford wrote:
>There is a variant reading to Acts 8.27 in Codex Bezae (you will not find
>this in the NA 27 apparatus) to the relative clause "who was over all 'her'
>Codex D attests hOS HN EPI PASHS THS GAZHS 'AUTOU.' What is the antecedent
>of AUTOU?

This seems to me a clear case of scribal confusion. By making AUTOU
masculine the antecedent becomes hOS (or ITS antecedent, ANHR AIQIOPS
EUNOUCOS). This, of course, makes little sense. That's probably why this
variant is not listed in NA27.

Micheal W. Palmer
Religion & Philosophy
Meredith College

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