[B-Greek] Variations in the spelling of names

WFWarren at aol.com WFWarren at aol.com
Fri Jun 13 10:10:11 EDT 2003

In a message dated 6/13/03 8:24:49 AM, gemini1510 at comcast.net writes:

> I'm curious about the variant spellings of proper names in Matthew 1.4 and 
> 1.7 in P. Oxy. 2.
> Specifically, Amminadab (for Aminadab) and Abeia (for Abia).
> Clara Thomson
Clara, the spellings of proper nouns varies considerably in the Greek mss., 
so these alternatives are not unusual.   If you want more info on other forms, 
look at the volume on Mt. by Legg (from the 1930's) or the information that 
von Soden gives in his massive work.   While some of the collation data is not 
as accurate as desired in von Soden, his information on the orthographic 
differences would still be useful for you on this type of study.   


Bill Warren
Director of the Center for New Testament Textual Studies
Landrum P. Leavell, II, Professor of New Testament
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

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