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May 31, 2010

MS Table for PA

Table of Important MSS, (for Jn 7:53-8:11)

MS Table for PA

Chart of important mss

Early Manuscripts relevant to John 7:53-8:11

Codex Date Details
- blue = mss contains passage with no reservations.
- green = mss contains passage but with complications.
- yellow = mss seems to omit but key evidence is missing.
- orange = mss omits passage but scribe shows awareness of it.
- red = mss omits passage with no acknowledgement.
Codex Date Details
................ Early Period: 2nd - 3rd centuries
P66 150 A.D.marks omission with space and dot.
P75 200 A.D.marks omission with space and dot.
P45 225 A.D.portion missing from Jn 5:24 to 10:6
For this early period, the only surviving MSS come from a few sites in central Egypt, where the extreme dryness has preserved them. So they don't offer a wide sample that could represent the state of the text everywhere in the Roman world for this era.
................ Time of Constantine: 4th century
א 340 A.D.marks omission with space and dot.
B 340 A.D.marks omission with umlaut in margin.
From the Council of Nicaea (325 A.D.) to Chalcedon (451) is called the Golden Age. The new peace enabled Christian literature to blossom. The number of NT MSS written in the 4th century was probably between 1500 -2000 at least. Ironically, only 2 copies of John survive, and these more likely reflect the editorial opinion of their sponsors than the true state of the text.
................ Byzantine Empire Period: 5th century
A5th cent.text missing from 6:50 to 8:52 probably omits
C5th cent.text missing from 7:3 to 8:54 probably omits
D5th cent.has passage in Greek and Latin side: no marks
T5th cent.Greek/Sahidic Text: omits passage in both.
W 5th cent.early 'Alexandrian' Text: omits with space and dot.
Although this handful of MSS reflects the diversity of witnesses for this period, they cannot be taken as representative of the relative number of MSS omitting or containing the verses. The sample size is hardly adequate.
................ 6th - 7th centuries
N6th cent.omits passage.
0706th cent.portions missing
Few MSS of John have survived from 6th century, and apparently none from the 7th century. Its possible however, that some MSS of the 8th and 9th have been dated too late. These two MSS shouldn't be taken as representative of the mass of MSS which must have existed in this period.
................ 8th - 9th centuries
E8th cent.has passage
02338th cent.palimpsest: has passage but now unreadable.
0478th cent.has vs 8:3-11 but omits 7:53-8:2
Ψ 8th/9th.omits passage.
F9th cent.missing 7:28-8:10a but had passage
G9th cent.has passage
H9th cent.has passage
K9th cent.has passage
L9th cent.marks the omission with a space
M9th cent.has passage
U9th cent.has passage
V9th cent.has passage
Y9th cent.omits passage.
Π 9th cent.missing pages from 8:6 - 8:44 but had passage.
Λ 9th cent.has passage
Ω 9th cent.has passage
Δ 9th cent.marks the omission with a space
Θ 9th cent.omits passage.
02119th cent.omits passage.
5659th cent.has passage
8929th cent.miniscule mss has passage
14249th cent.puts passage in margin with obeli.
Over 70% of relevant MSS from 8th / 9th centuries have passage.
------------ 10th - 15th centuries -------------
S10th cent.has passage
Γ 10th cent.has passage
014110th cent.omits passage.
3310-11th.*cursive mss omits passage.
2811th cent.has passage
70011th cent.has passage
X11th cent. - Gospel commentary on public readings
15312th cent.omits passage.
107112th cent.has passage
124112th cent.omits passage
57913th cent.has passage
This is only a sample for this period (10th to 15th cent.). Add also another 1300 contemporary MSS having the passage. That is, over 90% of the MSS from this period contain the Pericope de Adultera.
* 33 - Although the OT portions may be 9th century, the NT portions are by a later hand dated to the 10th or 11th. (See Gregory, Scrivener)

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