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Title: Same Sound, Better Reading?
Subtitle: A Text-Critical Analysis of the 1 Cor 15,49 Variants
Author(s): HARRIMAN, K.R.
Volume: 102 Issue: 3 Date: 2021
A recent trend in scholarship on 1 Corinthians presents the verb φορέσωμεν (taken as an aorist hortatory subjunctive) as the earliest recoverable reading, as opposed to the reading of φορέσομεν (taken as a future indicative). These scholars have appealed to the merits of the ω spelling in satisfying certain text-critical criteria. However, I argue that their applications of these criteria are flawed. Furthermore, I illustrate how scholars who argue for this reading fail to account for all the possibilities of why the ω spelling is present and thus fail to demonstrate adequately that this reading best explains all variants.