From: Clayton Bartholomew (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Apr 28 1997 - 16:35:21 EDT
Thank you, Professor Hobbs and Mr. Oxford.
I made a small scribal error in my posting which you caught. I dropped
the first iota from diaponoumenoi. A humorous error given the subject
under discussion. The paragraph should read.
"Has anyone ever suggested that scribe for D had in his vorlage
kai diaponoumenoi, and omitted the d? This is an improbable scenario
since D seems prone to have alternate prepositions in the prefixes of
compound verbs. There are two examples in Acts 4:2."
I also made the following brash assertion:
"Ropes is citing D* and NA27 is citing a corrector of D but not making
it evident in the apparatus."
To which Professor Hobbs responded:
"I know of no evidence that the KATA--- reading is a corrector's work.
While it would make sense (different than DIA--), this seems to be a
reading found only in NA27's apparatus."
As I work my way through Acts in Codex Bezae comparing it variant by
variant to the text now accepted by all, I have been checking my work in
Ropes and NA27 against the apparatus in the 7th edition of Dean Alford's
Greek Testatment. Alford appears to agree almost always with Ropes on
the content of Codex Bezae. It helps me spot variants that are not
immediately obvious. On the word under discussion, Alford gives the
Now Alford may not have actually checked the original, he was however
following the 8th Edition of Tischendorf. All this is, of course,
ancient history but interesting none the less to some one with
Finally there is no substitute for looking at the document itself, or at
least a image of it.
Clayton Stirling Bartholomew
Three Tree Point
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