Re: John 4:24 missing auton

Date: Thu Mar 09 2000 - 13:08:34 EST

On Thu, 9 Mar 2000 9:14:10 "Jay Adkins" <> writes:
> In a message dated 3/9/00 9:00:29 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> writes:
> > According to the critical apparatus of NA26, AUTON is omitted by
> > D, and ff(j). That two ancient mss from two different text families
> > AUTON is significant.
> Thanks for the help!
> How or would this effect meaning?

It would not affect the meaning, since AUTON would be supplied
by ellipsis. One can certainly understand why copyists would
insert it, but one can also understand how it could be omitted in
copying. The point is the presence of AUTON is almost pleonastic.

Paul Dixon

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