"Singular Readings in Sinaiticus: The Possible, the Impossible, and the Nature of Copying,".

By Dirk Jongkind, in Textual Variation: Theological and Social Tendencies?: Papers from the Fifth Birmingham Colloquium on the Textual Criticism of the New Testament, Texts and Studies, Third Series, Volume 6, ed. D.C. Parker and H.A.G. Houghton (Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2008), 35-54.

There is a long-standing tradition in Textual Tradition to explain variant readings by 'what we think the scribe did or thought'. But how realistic are such explanations? This essay argues that any explanation should start with the mechanics of normal copying, and with a proper understanding of what mental processes are involved. A proper model of copying is suggested.

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