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Title: When Papyri and Codices Speak
Subtitle: Revisiting John 2,23-25
Author(s): TAM, Josaphat C.
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 95    Issue: 4   Date: 2014   
Pages: 570-588
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.95.4.3186131

Abstract :
This paper revisits the role of John 2,23-25 in its literary and manuscript context. Contrary to many Johannine commentators who take it as an introduction to the Nicodemus pericope, 2,23-25 should be linked more to the preceding context, not the following. This view is supported by evidence from the sense-unit delimitations observed in the Greek papyri and codices dated within ca. 300 years from the New Testament era. Viewed from a narrative perspective, 2,23-25 should be seen as an anticlimactic concluding remark connected to 1,35-2,22.

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