It is the Greek Shorter rescension that is dated to the post-Christian era. The studies of J. R. Harris, D. C. Simpson, J. D. Thomas, R. Hanhart, J. R. Busto Saiz, and C. A. Moore have shown that the Greek Short Recension is a redacted form of the earlier Greek Long Recension, produced in an effort to improve the Greek phraseology and literary character of the Tobit story. (Fitzmyer p. 5).
14 Ibid., 519.
This is the circular result of the wrong dating of Sinaiticus.
The Double Text of Tobit (1899)
James Rendel Harris
other on cancel leaves in Stichometry
The Chief Recensions of the Book of Tobit, (1913)
David Capell Simpson
One type of text can be reconstructed from the Greek Codex Sinaiticus and certain old Latin MSS.
Münster's Hebrew (M)
The Greek Text of Tobit (1972)
J. D. Thomas
SINCE the finding of Codex Sinaiticus the text of the Book of Tobit has been an important problem. Up until recently scholars have been about equally divided1 as to priority in favor of the Sinaitic recension (which we shall designate Rs) and the recension represented best by the Codices Vaticanus and Alexandrinus (which we shall designate Rv). Rs is more Semitic, while Rv is somewhat shorter and is written in a more idiomatic Greek, although it has practically all the parts of the story.
J. R. Busto Saiz
Carey A. Moore