This blog, by Richard Fellows, discusses historical questions concerning Paul's letters, his co-workers, Acts, and chronology.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Vaticanus and 1 Cor 14:34-5

NTS has published my short article:

"Are There Distigme-Obelos Symbols in Vaticanus?" NTS 65.2 (2019) 246-251.

It can be accessed for free here. In it I argue against Philip Payne's 2017 NTS article, in which he tried to use symbols in the margin of codex Vaticanus to argue that 1 Cor 14:34-5 is an interpolation. Actually, I think that Paul probably did not write these verses, but not for the reasons Payne gave in the article.

The current edition of NTS also contains a further rebuttal of Payne's 2017 paper:

Jan Krans, "Paragraphos, Not Obelos, in Codex Vaticanus" NTS 65.2 (2019) 252-257.

Krans's article is broader in scope than mine. He and I worked independently of each other and there is little overlap in our material, but we come to the same conclusion.

1 comment:

  1. To save others a few minutes 1 Corinthians 14.34 in Vaticanus is here: on page 1474 left hand column. Surely if the scribe wanted to mark added text they would mark the end of the section also?