Acts marginalia

Steven Avery



Milne and Skeat

Jongkind - Scribal Habits p. 126
added by a later hand to Vaticanus. It seems that in Sinaiticus we have only fragments of a system which actually covers large parts of the ...


New Testament Textual Criticism:The Application of Thoroughgoing Principles: Essays on Manuscripts and Textual Variation (2010)
James Keith Elliott and Simonides

Not in 1982 book.


2. Codex Sinaiticus has links with the sixth century manuscript 015 (HPaul). 015 at the end of Paul notes that this manuscript too was corrected against the copy (in Caesarea) of the manuscript used by Pamphilius.

3. Codex Sinaiticus and Vaticanus share a distinctive chapter division in Acts related to the so-called Euthalian material, found in certain other codices. Euthalian material was associated with Caesarea, and this implies that our two codices spent some time there.20 The
Armenian tradition contains Euthaliana and that version also has strong links with Caesarea.
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Steven Avery

Jongkind p. 121







Concluding observations on the numbering systems and kephalia
Sinaiticus has. in three different books, the section numbering which was
added by a later hand to I 'aticanus. It seems thjit in Sinaiticus we have only
fragments of a system which actually covers large parts of the whole Greek
Bible.1'8 The origin of this system must go back well into the fourth century
or earlier. As the system also appears in Vulgate manuscripts of Acts, the
question of the origin becomes even more complicated. Why is it only in
Acts that the systems coincide? Unless new evidence is brought forward, it
is impossible to tell whether the Latin system derives from the Greek or
vice versa. The only certain thing is that the two traditions must have been
in contact with one another. The two types of the Latin system are evidence
of internal development within its transmission, for which a certain amount
of time is needed.139 A possible point of contact could be, of course,
Jerome’s translation of the Vulgate in the late fourth century. However,
Jerome is silent on this issue, while he is, in contrast, clear on his borrowing
of the Eusebian apparatus.140