A Collation of Four Important Manuscripts of the Gospels

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A Collation of Four Important Manuscripts of the Gospels, full title: A Collation of Four Important Manuscripts of the Gospels: With a View to Prove Their Common Origin, and to Restore the Text of Their Archetype. The book was published by in the year 1877 by T. K. Abbott on behalf of his deceased colleague William Hugh Ferrar.

William Hugh Ferrar (1826–1871) before his death collated four minuscules (Greek handwritten cursive texts) to definitively demonstrate that they all shared a common provenance. The four collated minuscules are: 13, 69, 124, 346 (known as Family 13 or Ferrar Family). Ferrar in his work was intended, in the first place, to establish beyond doubt the fact that these four codices are derived from a common archetype, and in second place, to exhibit as nearly as possible the actual text of this archetype of these four minuscules, a text, therefore, more ancient and authoritative than of any of these manuscripts separately.

The book was published in the year 1877 by T. K. Abbott on behalf of his deceased colleague William Hugh Ferrar.

Sigla
L – codex 69
M – 346
P – 13
V – 124
S – Stephanus' text edited by Scrivener
L1 – L prima manu
L2 – L secunda manu

Further reading[edit]

  • Ferrar, W. H.; T. K Abbott (1877). A Collation of Four Important Manuscripts of the Gospels by the late William Hugh Ferrar. Dublin: Macmillan & Co. pp. 389 + LVIII.  [collates 13, 69, 124, and 346 in the Gospels]

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