Date of Award

5-1-2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)

Department

Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Jeffrey Kloha

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

John 1:1; John 1:43; John 1:49; John 11:8; John 14:23; John 14:7; John 18:37; John 19:2; John 3:11; John 3:15-16; John 4:5; John 5:10; John 5:18; John 5:9; John 6:1-10; John 6:33; John 6:52-61; John 7:19-20; John 7:23-24; John 7:52; John 8:28; John 9:16; John 9:5;

Abstract

This thesis examines manuscript 2193 and its text of the Gospel according to John and contributes valuable information to the ongoing studies in New Testament textual criticism.

The introduction (Chapter 1) defines the topic, surveys the status of the question, and ..

In Chapter 2 the manuscript and external criteria are described. Special attention is paid to scribal conventions such as contractions, abbreviations, ligatures, punctuation, and nomina sacra. A significant discourse classifying the minuscule script according to the work of Thompson and Hatch is also provided. The chapter concludes with a subsection discussing the presence of multiple correctors who have amended John's text in manuscript 2193.

Chapter 3 explores the history of Family 1 label which was first applied to a group of manuscripts by Kirsopp Lake in 1902. A historical survey reveals that no standardized criteria were ever established for what constitutes a Family 1 manuscript. This resulted in a large disparity among the manuscripts granted the Family 1 label by scholars in the ensuing years. The inherent complications that accompany the Family 1 label were identified, and manuscript 2193is examined in the light of these concerns.

Chapter 4 begins with a brief survey of scholars' attempts to group manuscripts based on their texts. The text of John in manuscript 2193 is then explored in detail with an emphasis of clarifying the Family 1 label as it applies to John's text in manuscript 2193.

Chapter 5 discusses the Pericope de adulterae. In manuscript 2193 the Pericope de adulterae appears as a post-script to the Gospel of John. A relationship between the Pericope de adulterae and the "second corrector" of John in manuscript 2193 is identified.

Chapter 6 provides a full collation of John's text in manuscript 2193.

Chapter 7 concludes the thesis with a brief summary of the findings that resulted from the research that was done to complete this project.

An appendix provides a shorthand description of the corrections that occur in manuscript2193 and its text of the Gospel according to John.

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