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    We have the proposed heiroglyphics referenced on another thread.
    Those are all tiny, and only one scholar has discussed them.

    markings, acrostics hieroglyphics
    http://www.purebibleforum.com/showthread.php?100-markings-acrostics-hieroglyphics

    We could ask Alin Suciu to weight in on the hieroglyphics, after bringing the pictures over to PBF.

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    Here is a case where the textual criticism scholars were discussing some micro-letters. While totally missing the amazing easy-peasy page turning, the "phenomenally good condition".

    Codex Sinaiticus on Air, "The Beauty of Old Books" (BBC 4)4
    http://evangelicaltextualcriticism.b...ty-of-old.html


    The White Man
    , I suggest taking a close look at
    Matthew 28:19. Is that really a microminiature sigma at the end of the NS for PNEUMATOS, or just a punctuation mark? If it really is a sigma, look around and see if you can find any more like it.
    Bob RelveaIt looks like a sigma, or possibly omicron to me. It looks too big and round to be some form of punctuation mark. There are several micro sigmas on the same page, two are quite close to the same size: Math 28:8 : μεγαλης and μαθηταις.
    Matthew 28:8



    Matthew 28:19





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    Here is a Hermas homoeoteleutons, done in tiny script.

    These have a special panache, as we may be able of find the exemplar, and maybe with a sense-line, that makes for these homoeoteleutons.

    However, for now we are curious about the phenomenon of tiny or micro writing.

    Shepherd of Hermas, 7:4 - 10:2 library: BL folio: 342b scribe: B2
    http://codexsinaiticus.org/en/manusc...v&zoomSlider=0



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    Last edited by Steven Avery; 06-15-2018 at 03:07 AM.

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    Simonides used bone pens:

    The British Quarterly Review
    https://books.google.com/books?id=z_IEAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA359

    ' I began,’ says he, immediately after the resignation of Dionysius, to study the principles of caligraphy as much as was needed. I do not mean that I began then to learn caligraphy (as Mr. T. Silke, my translator, has incorrectly interpreted my words), but that I learned the art of preparing suitable materials for writing, the proper ink, the making of bone pens, the polishing of the skins, the cleaning by chemicals a few leaves soiled by time, the careful and proper division of the columns, the adoption of the style of writing, and such other things as are proper to archaeology.’
    Journal of Sacred Literature
    https://books.google.com/books?id=vvgDAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA484

    Now, we can well understand and acquiesce in the appropriateness of such a gift, made by a body of religious men, to one whom they regard as the head of the Church to which they belong. And, that Church being the Greek Church, we can appreciate their good taste in having the MS. written in the Greek language, and in Greek characters. Moreover that the oldest style of character should be used; that the writing should be on vellum or parchment, according to the ancient practice of the church. All such particulars legitimately attach themselves to a perfect renaissance, which it would seem it was intended this MS. should be. But when we are told that the colour of the ink (a faded one doubtless) on the most ancient MSS. was carefully matched; that bone pens were made, and the hue of the skins imitated ; and of course every little peculiarity of letter affected, so that the minutest evidence of antiquity might not be wanting;—I say, on all these accounts, and many others of a like kind, there does appear to be prima facie evidence of an intention to deceive, to cozen, to trick into a belief in the existence of something which had none.

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    Large 4th century uncial writing

    Palaeography_and_Codicology (2007)
    Ralph Mathisen
    https://www.academia.edu/3624031/_Pa...nd_Codicology_


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    There is a spot where they noticed mixed large and small letters.

    Matthew 5:45
    http://codexsinaiticus.org/en/manusc...5&zoomSlider=0



    Since this was given special reference by Skeat, it might do well as a point to get the palaeography scholars involved in small letters.

    Jongkind
    "Corrections showing alternation of small and large letters were ascribed to scribe D by Tischendorf who argued this on the basis of the correction in Matt 5:45, in which both uncials and small letters are used. Though Lake is not totally convinced by this particular example ..."
    Skeat writes about that verse on p. 44:

    Skeat p32 #1.jpg

    Skeat p44 #2.jpg
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  5. Default ". Is there a corrector who usually uses such small letters?"

    Tim Finney - 2013
    http://evangelicaltextualcriticism.b...-for-help.html

    ". Is there a corrector who usually uses such small letters?"

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    Another 10 or so planned here.

    Hermas 10 homeoteleuton


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    I posted this question on the Fountain Pen Network

    2) tiny writing

    Apparently there were real physical limitations mitigating against small writing in the early centuries, having to do with both the writing utensil used and the nature of the ink. Patrick in Ireland in the 400s is said to have helped institute smaller writing, although how small is unclear.

    If we see margin and note writing that is 1/5 to 1/10 the size of a "standard" lined uncial writing on a manuscript, can this help us with dating the particular margin and notes writings?
    And followed up on the Classicists email list

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