Thursday, March 22, 2007
A closer look at Greg.-Aland 1852
A month ago I was in Uppsala university library to look at some of our Greek New testament manuscripts here in Sweden. It is always interesting to see in a special registry who has examined the MSS before me. I recognized some names, Hoskier, Harlfinger, Djuric... I collated two of the MSS in Jude (442, 1852) to compare with my collations from microfilm, and to see if anything new should turn up when I had the physical evidence in front of me. Lo and Behold! There was another marginal reading in 1852 in greyish ink; the ending -AS beside the line with TWN ASEBEIWN in v. 15. So if you have my dissertation with the complete collation of manuscripts in Jude, you can now add (ASEBEIAS as marginal reading of 1852Z in v. 15). This also means a correction to NA27 (and ECM) for the same MS. This little detail was probably not visibile on the microfilm I examined in Münster. Otherwise, just two uncertain letters in my transcription were now confirmed. In a few weeks I will travel to another collection to collate another MS, which I hope will offer new surprises. More on that later.