Bible Studies; Contributions Chiefly from Papyri and Inscriptions to the History of the Language, the Literature, and the Religion of Hellenistic Judaism and Primitive Christianity
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...= QK, is certainly worthy of note. It is in harmony with this that, so far as the author has seen, no example occurs in the contemporary Papyri.3 The phrase seems to be absent from the Alexandrian dialect in the Ptolemaic period.4 Hence it is a priori probable that any other reading which is given by a trustworthy source should have the preference. Although indeed our el? icad' eictwTos seems strange and unique, yet this fact speaks not against, but in favour of, its being the original. It can hardly be imagined that the copyist would have formed the harsh el? naff exaa-To out of the every-day el? eKaaroi. But it is quite plain, on the other hand, that the latter reading could arise from the former--nay, even had to be made from it by a fairly "educated" copyist.5 Our reading is further confirmed not only by the analogies cited, but also by Rev. 212I, aia el? e/-wTo? Tcov irvXcovtov f/v e'f eio? fiapyapiTov: here also we have evidently an adverbial use of a preposition," which should hardly be explained as one of the Hebraisms of Revelation, since in 48 the distri 1 A.Buttmann, p. 105. 2 In O. P. Pritzsche, Libri apocryphi I." T. graece, 4," 5," 88-8, 1313 (in which the connected verb stands in the plural), 13," 14, a, 15 5 (ca9 in tKatrrov--according to AB, which codices should not be confused with the similarly designated biblical MSS.; cf. Praefatio, p. xxi.), 15," 16. 3 The author cannot of course assume the responsibility of guaranteeing this. 4 Nor does it occur in the Epistle to the Hebrews. If we could assign 1 Mace, to an Alexandrian writer, we should have the first example of it in that book. 5 Hence also the frequent corrections in Mark 14 u and John 8 Cf. also 2 Hebr. Ezra 6 20 las th...
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