From: George Athas (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Mar 10 1998 - 19:07:41 EST
Phil Hildenbrandt wrote:
> Fellow B-Greekers,
> SUNHGMENWN OUN AUTWN EIPEN AUTOIS hO PILATOS, TINA QELETE APOLUSW hUMIN,
> IHSOUN TON BARABBAN H IHSOUN TON LEGOMENON CRISTON?
> Can anybody shed some light on the ommision of Barabbas given name in most
> of the
> English translations of Matthew 27:17?
The earliest and best manuscripts (such as Sinaiticus and Alexandrinus) don't
actually have Barabbas' given name (IHSOUN) either in v17 or in v16. However,
some do. The difficulty is ascertaining whether it was there originally. Aland
& Co assign a "C" value to the addition of IHSOUN to Barabbas, meaning that
based on the evidence, they couldn't decide one way or the other as to whether
it was originally there.
PhD (Cand.), University of Sydney
Tutor of Hebrew, Moore Theological College
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