© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2012 DOI: 10.1163/156853612X628151 Novum Testamentum 54 (2012) 105-148 brill.nl/nt Which Criteria for Family 13 ( f 13 ) Manuscripts? 1 Didier Laﬂeur Paris Abstract For decades, Greek New Testament textual criticism has accepted Family 13 as a ﬁrst order witness. Beyond the scholarly approval still remains the question of which criteria are—or are not—speciﬁc to determine if a manuscript is—or is not—a Family 13 member. In this way, the present paper focuses on ﬁve criteria: (1) the transfer of the pericope of the adulter- ess to a position after Luke 21:38; (2) the transfer of the pericope of the angel and the sweat like drops of blood from Luke 22:43-44 to a position after Matt 26:39; (3) the omission of the sign of the times (Matt 16:2a-3); (4) the hagiographical criteria; and (5) the “added material.” These textual features induced numerous scholars to add new members to Family 13. The paper sums up eleven manuscripts which were aﬃliated to the group but should not be considered as present members. In conclusion, even if the most important features of Family 13 manuscripts still remain the criteria as above described, we have to pay atten-
Novum Testamentum – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2012
Keywords: Manuscripts; Textual Criticism; Adulteress; Sign of the Times; Family 13; Criteria; Hagiography; Sweat of Blood
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