[B-Greek] papyrus p66c
holmic at bethel.edu
Thu Nov 18 10:47:23 EST 2010
Iver has explained the symbols well. If there is no correction, the entry is simply p66; if there is a correction, one will find both p66* and p66c in the apparatus. Same goes for other manuscripts.
For a pretty good image of p66, see here: http://www.bible-researcher.com/papy66big.jpg. This image zooms in size fairly well and is quite readable.
The first line and most of the second line is the last part of John 7:52, followed by 8:12-16. There are at least two corrections in this photo: a minor correction (the insertion of an epsilon above the line in line 10 of the photo), and a major one in 7:52, at the top of the page. Here the original scribe wrote (apologies if I hose up the transliteration; I am using a capital letter "C" for the sigma of the manuscript):
NHCON KAI IDE OTI EK THC GALILAIAC
O PROFHTHC OYK EGIRETAI
The corrector then came along and corrected the text in three steps (not necessarily in this sequence): the corrector (1) erased, sort of, the "O" at the beginning of the second line; (2) drew a single diagonal line over the "P" of PROFHTHC in the second line of text, and (3) drew two diagonal lines over the "E" of EK in the first line of text. The paleographers interpret the diagonal lines to mean "first read PROFHTHC, then go back to EK." So the text as corrected reads:
NHCON KAI IDE OTI PROFHTHC EK THC GALILAIAC OYK EGIRETAI
Apologies for going a bit beyond the scope of b-greek, but I hope this will not only answer Susan's query but be of wider interest as well.
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Subject: Re: [B-Greek] papyrus p66c
and a fourth question:
Farther down in the same UBS4 GNT John 2:12 textual apparatus entry, a
different textual variant lists P66*. What's the "*"?
Thanks in advance --
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [B-Greek] papyrus p66c
> From: <susan at read-the-bible.org>
> Date: Thu, November 18, 2010 4:24 am
> To: b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
> Greetings b-greekers --
> I am looking at the textual note for John 2:12 in my UBS GNT, 4th
> revised edition.
> The first manuscript listed for the first variant is a curlicue P
> (meaning papyrus) with superscript 66c.
> I see P66 in the table at the front of the book, but I'm wondering about
> the "c." For "Location" the table says "Cologny; Dublin; Cologne."
> Does the "c" by chance mean that the papyrus is extant in three parts,
> in three places? And the part including John 2:12 is in Cologne?
> I googled P66 and found a wikipedia reference to the Bodner Papyrii, of
> which P66 is evidently one, but I find no clue as to P66c. Also, the
> wikipedia article says P66 is in Cologny, Switzerland; nothing about
> Dublin or Cologne.
> I can't find anything in the introduction that explains this particular
> point, or I guess now I have 2 questions:
> (1) what does the "c" in "P66c" mean and
> (2) what do the other 2 locations "Dublin" and "Cologne" signify, for
> And a third:
> (3) is there a good online master cross-reference to the ancient
> manuscripts listed in my GNT? trying to google e.g. "P66 papyrus
> Dublin" is opening a can of worms... I found K C Hanson's list at
> but it only lists P66 at Cologny...
> Thanks so much for your help!
> Susan Jeffers
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