Accents in ancient manuscripts

From: Tim Duke (
Date: Fri Jun 19 1998 - 03:30:29 EDT

Can somebody answer this for me: Were accents (and/or breathings) part
of the original manuscripts? They're in my greek bible, and some
variants have slightly different accents to others; but when I've seen
the odd photocopy of an ancient manuscript, it is in capitals
(=uncials???) and has no visible accents.
So are they in the original - or not? And if not, why bother learning


Tim (a newish student of exegesis...)

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