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Title: The Habits of New Testament Copyists
Subtitle: Singular Readings in the Early Fragmentary Papyri of John
Author(s): HEAD, Peter M.
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 85    Issue: 3   Date: 2004   
Pages: 399-408
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.85.3.3194429

Abstract :
After an introduction that discusses the role that singular readings have played in the analysis of scribal habits, including an earlier study of synoptic gospel manuscripts by the same author, this study examines singular readings in the early fragmentary papyri of John’s Gospel. The study confirms earlier research showing that the most common singular readings concern spelling and that word order variations, word substitutions and harmonisations to context are also not uncommon. Omission of words is more common than addition.

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