[B-Greek] Editio Critica Maior - new volume: 1. John
willker at chemie.uni-bremen.de
Tue Jan 27 11:22:07 EST 2004
"Novum Testamentum Graecum - Editio Critica Maior"
Vol. 4 Catholic Letters
Installment 3: 1. John
Barbara Aland, Kurt Aland, Gerd Mink and Klaus Wachtel (ed.)
Part 1 (Text): 120 p., Part 2 (Suppl.): 42 p.
Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 2004
After another 3 years the next volume of the "new Tischendorf" ECM comes to
light. I have added the noteworthy variants at:
The table lists the instances, where the ECM deviates from the NA. It also
lists those readings "which the editors considered as of equal value" (in
the ECM indicated with bold dots).
In 1. John there are three cases where the editors deviate from NA:
1:7 they omit DE
5:10 AUTW for EAUTW
5:18 EAUTON for AUTON
So nothing thrilling here.
What troubles me a bit is that they base their external evidence evaluation
on Mink's genealogical method, which I still don't understand. I'm not
saying that this is bad or wrong. It is just a new quality in TC, that the
methods reach a complexity, impossible to understand for the common user. I
am wondering if there is anybody on this earth who knows what Mink is doing,
let alone who is able to repeat the calculations.
Mink introduces a new term: "coherence", so that he can say for a certain
reading: "The support is not coherent." I don't dare to give a definition of
this term, in good company with all physicists who fear the question: "What
If they double their speed we can expect the ECM to be finished in about 40
Wieland Willker, Bremen, Germany
mailto:willker at chemie.uni-bremen.de
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