Saturday, November 27, 2010

Matt 5:1 προσηλθον

There is little reason to follow the primarily Egyptian orthographical preference of the few manuscripts that read προσηλθαν (ℵ* B* pc), just as Weiss (85) writes regarding ηλθον in its simple and compound forms, that "the ending in -αν is found only 9 times in B, sporadically in ℵ, D, L, only 6 times where 2 of them agree and 2 times where all three agree, so it is very improbable that this writing convention goes back to the most ancient text.” See also Matt 2:5 ειπον and Matt 7:13 εισελθετε.

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