Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at
Sun Jan 12 07:26:57 EST 2003

At 8:11 PM -0500 1/11/03, Bill Barton wrote:
>I notice in Sinaiticus the scribe writes HMEIN instead of HMIN in Luke 1:1
>and Luke 1:2 (Bartsch, "Codex Bezae versus Codex Sinaiticus," 1984)
>Should this be construed as a misspelling or as an alternate spelling?

This is indeed a matter of orthography: pronunciation of HMEIN and HMIN was
identical and the substitution of EI or I for one another is not uncommon.

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Carl W. Conrad
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