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Title: The Harklean 'Currency Annotations'
Author(s): HILL, Peter A.L.
Journal: Journal of Eastern Christian Studies
Volume: 56    Issue: 1-4   Date: 2004   
Pages: 105-127
DOI: 10.2143/JECS.56.1.578697

Abstract :
One of the better-known features of the Harklean (H) New Testament (completed A.D. 615/16) is that, like its Old Testament counterpart, the Syrohexapla, it exhibits an array of critical accoutrements. In particular, the margin incorporates a large selection of variant readings in Syriac, together with a number of philological and exegetical scholia and a range of Greek glosses while, in the textline, asterisks and obeli are used to denote the critical status of the registered readings with reference to Thomas’ Greek standard. These features reflect the circumstance that H comprises both a philological and a textual revision of the Philoxenian (Phil) version. In this connection, then, it is of special interest that the H margin also contains a number of Syriac glosses, which serve to advise either the non-attestation or, less frequently, the attestation of the registered readings by various Greek and Syriac authorities. There are nineteen such glosses in the margin of the Synoptic Gospels, which, on the basis of the external evidence, can be attributed confidently to the H archetype.