Archive for July 14th, 2021

July 14th
2021
written by phil

Richard Fellows and Jan Krans in NTS 65 (2019) 246-251 and 252-257 deny that distigme-obelos symbols exist in Codex Vaticanus B. This study critiques those articles. It identifies key insights and weaknesses in both articles. It shows that all eight subsequently discovered distigme-obelos symbols with all five characteristic features identified in my NTS 63 (2017) 604-624 article mark with a gap the precise point where the original text was interrupted. In each case, the spurious added text consists of at least four consecutive words. Since additions of four or more consecutive words occur on average only once every 83.5 lines of Vaticanus text their coincidence with all sixteen distigme-obelos symbols must not be random.