The Number of Variants in the Greek New Testament: A Proposed Estimate
Gurry, Peter J.
New Testament Studies
Cambridge University Press
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Gurry, P. J. (2015). The Number of Variants in the Greek New Testament: A Proposed Estimate. New Testament Studies, 62 (1), 97-121. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0028688515000314
This is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from Cambridge University Press via http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0028688515000314
Since the publication of John Mill’s Greek New Testament in 1707, scholars have shown repeated interest in the number of textual variants in our extant witnesses. Past estimates, however, have failed to tell who estimated, how the estimate was derived, or even what was being estimated. This study addresses all three problems and so offers an up-to-date estimate based on the most extensive collation data available. The result is a higher number than almost all previous estimates. But careful comparison shows that this number reflects the frequency with which scribes copied more than their infidelity in doing so.
textual criticism, transmission of the New Testament, number of variants
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0028688515000314
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