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Scribal habits of Codex sinaiticus

Author: Dirk Jongkind
Publisher: Piscataway, NJ : Gorgias Press, 2007.
Series: Texts and studies (Gorgias Press), 3rd ser., v. 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Codex Sinaiticus is the oldest manuscript containing the complete text of the New Testament. Besides the New Testament, this codex from the fourth century also contains large parts of the Greek Old Testament, though quite a large part of this section did not survive. Codex Sinaiticus is much more than simply a particular instance of the Greek text of the Bible. At least three different scribes copied the text out  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dirk Jongkind
ISBN: 1593334222 9781593334222
OCLC Number: 153577820
Language Note: English and Greek.
Description: xvii, 323 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction. 1, History of research --
Publication of the Codex --
Scribes and correctors --
Date and provenance --
Dictation --
Text --
History of research and this study --
2, The non-textual characteristics of scribal behaviour in Codex Sinaiticus. Introduction --
The constitutive elements. Sheet and quire --
Folio and page --
Column and line --
The use of red ink --
Scribes. Overview of the work of the scribes --
Interaction between scribes A and D --
Change of scribe --
Correction of each other's work : cancel leaves --
Correction of each other's work : corrections on the text --
Division of tasks and space restrictions : Revelation, Barnabas, Hermas --
Supplementary apparatus : superscriptions and running titles --
Conclusions --
The scribes --
The production of the manuscript --
Concluding observations --
3, Nomina sacra, ligatures, itacisms, text-divisions. Introduction --
Nomina sacra. The forms of the nomina sacra --
Relative frequency of the contracted versus the uncontracted forms --
Differences between the scribes. The data --
The individual patterns for each scribe. Scribe A --
Scribe D --
Scribe B --
Conclusions on the use of nomina sacra in the analysed sample --
Ligatures. Combining letters --
M O U and PRO (C) ligatures --
The KAI ligature --
Conclusions on the use of ligatures --
Orthographic patterns. Introduction --
Itacisms per scribe --
Itacisms in proper nouns --
Conclusions on itacisms --
Paragraphing. Introduction --
Methods to indicate paragraphs --
Frequency of new paragraphs --
Differences within the work of a scribe --
The quality of paragraph breaks. Scribe B in the prophets --
Scribe A in the Gospels --
Scribe A in 4 Maccabees --
Scribe A in Romans --
Concluding observations on the use of paragraphs --
Eusebian apparatus. Introduction --
The positioning of the Eusebian apparatus in the margin. Scribal customs and clear scribal errors --
Substantial deviations in placement --
Deviating section and table numbers --
Discussion of deviating placements and deviating numbers --
Concluding observations on the Eusebian apparatus --
Numbering systems and Kephalia. The section numbering in Acts --
Kephalia in Acts --
The section numbering in Ecclesiastes and Song of songs --
Concluding observations on the numbering systems and kephalia --
Conclusions --
4, Singular readings and the individual scribal patterns of Scribes A and D. Introduction --
Methodological considerations. Past scholarship and the study of singular readings. The nineteenth century : Tischendorf and Westcott-Hort --
The twentieth century : Colwell and Royse --
The method of studying singular readings and Codex Sinaiticus --
System of classification of singular readings --
Singular readings and corrections in 1 Chronicles. Introduction --
The text and the correctors --
Discussion of the evidence. Orthography --
Nonsense words --
Leaps from the same to the same --
Addition / omission of verba minora --
Harmonisations --
Nonsense in context, substitutions, and transpositions --
Add and omit words and clauses --
Correction strategy --
Scribe created readings that are not singular readings --
Final reflections on 1 Chronicles --
Scribes A and D in Psalms. Introduction --
Method --
Corrections by the scribes --
Discussion of the singular readings. Orthography --
Nonsense word forms --
Leaps --
Add and omit verba minora --
Harmonisations --
Editorial readings --
Nonsense meanings --
Substitutions --
Transpositions --
Addition and omission of words and phrases --
Major rewritings --
Conclusions --
Scribes D and A in Paul. Introduction --
Discussion of the singular readings per category. Orthography --
Nonsense word forms --
Leaps from the same to the same --
Add and omit verba minora --
Harmonisations --
Editorial readings --
Nonsense meanings in context --
Substitutions --
Transpositions --
Add and omit words and clauses --
Major rewritings --
Conclusions --
Scribes D and A in Luke. Introduction --
Discussion of the singular readings per category. Orthography --
Nonsense words --
Leaps from the same to the same --
Add and omit verba minora --
Harmonisations --
Editorial readings --
Nonsense meanings --
Substitutions --
Transpositions --
Add and omit words and clauses --
Rewritings --
Conclusions --
Conclusions. On using singular readings to study scribal habits --
The individual scribal patterns for scribes D and A --
On scribal habits in general --
5, Final reflections. Scribal behaviour --
The Codex and the exemplar --
Dictation theory --
Date and provenance --
Appendix I, Tables and graphs to chapter 3 --
Appendix II, List of the substantial differences of position in the Eusebian apparatus between Sinaiticus and NA27. Matthew --
Mark --
Luke --
John --
Appendix III, Places where the Eusebian apparatus is missing --
Appendix IV, Deviating and missing table numbers in the Eusebian apparatus --
Appendix V, Uncorrected singular readings in 1 Chronicles --
Appendix VI, The corrected readings of Psalms --
Bibliography --
Index of modern authors --
Index of scriptural passages.
Series Title: Texts and studies (Gorgias Press), 3rd ser., v. 5.
Responsibility: Dirk Jongkind.
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Codex Sinaiticus is one of the oldest, famous, and most important manuscripts of the Bible. At least three scribes copied the text manually, and they were faced with many decisions: What do I do when  Read more...

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