Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Matt 4:9 λεγει

A few manuscripts (ℵ B C D Z f13 33 pc lat) have λεγει instead of the historic present λεγει preserved in most manuscripts (including E K L M P S U V W Γ Δ Θ Σ Ω f1). This variation mirrors the identical alteration by a few manuscripts in 4:6 (ℵ1 W Z pc). Meyer (92) judges that "it is not to be adopted . . . instead of λεγει" as it is taken from Luke 4:6. In addition to its support by the great consensus of Greek manuscripts, see the note on Matt 4:5 for a broader range of reasons why λεγει is also secure on internal grounds.

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