Re: Acts 4:2 readings from D

From: Jim Oxford (
Date: Mon Apr 28 1997 - 18:52:39 EDT

At 6:58 AM 4/28/97, Clayton Bartholomew wrote:

>In Acts 4:2 first word appears in several variations:
>kaiaponoumenoi D (Ropes)
>kataponoumenoi D (NA27)
>diaponoumenoi txt (NA27)
>The difference amounts to this: Ropes is citing D* and NA27 is citing a
>corrector of D but not making it evident in the apparatus. Is this a
>common practice in NA27?

Just a brief post to follow up on what Edward posted a little earlier. My
experience in working with the NA27 in the book of Acts leads me to answer
the above question negatively. The NA27 seems to be consistent in citing a
corrector of D where appropriate. The problem lies in the NA27's lack of
precision in their citation of a corrector. DC Parker's study, _Codex
Bezae_, argued that over 19 hands could be detected in the manuscript, the
earliest of which, G, corrected the manuscript ca. 400. When the NA27
refers to the first corrector of D, they have in mind "a merging" of the
hands of several correctors, dating from the 6th-7th century (NA27, p.5*).
So, as can be seen, the NA27 is not terribly precise.


jim oxford
ph d candidate in religion
baylor university

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