July 23, 2010
Codex A: 1st Cor 9:2
Haplography: Codex Alexandrinus, (4th cent.) - from Earlham College Website
An example of Haplography in Codex Alexandrinus (A, GA-02) has been collated (verse 9:2 is missing), and documented by the Earlham College Website. We reproduce the text here, along with attestation and photographic evidence.
Comment: Taking into account the longstanding practice of substituting full names (Jesus, Lord etc.) for Noma Sacrae (abbreviations: ΙΣ = Ιησους, KS = Κυριος, etc.), the lines can be seen to be very close in length, and a homoioteleuton (Similar Ending) type error can be envisioned. Such an error could have happened on any copy prior to Alexandrinus in the stream.
1st Cor. 9:1-2 (standard text)
ουκ ειμι αποστολος ουκ ειμι ελευθερος ουχι ΙΝ [ΧΝ] τον
KΝ ημων εωρακα ου το εργον μου υμεις εστε εν κυριω
ει αλλοις ουκ ειμι αποστολος αλλα γε υμιν ειμι η
γαρ σφραγις της εμης αποστολης υμεις εστε εν κυριω
||(9:1, actual layout in manuscript)|
[ει αλλοις ουκ ειμι αποστ-
|(missing verse 9:2,|
if given 20 chars/line)
1 Cor. 9:1 ends above red line, and 1 Cor. 9:3 begins below, skipping 1 Cor. 9:2.
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