T. C. Skeat, p64+67 and p4, and the problem of fibre orientation in codicological reconstruction

S. D. Charlesworth

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Abstract

Because of the uniformity of the text, NT papyri are well suited to codicological reconstruction. If there are two or more pieces of papyrus from the same codex, sound reconstructions are often possible. But good methodology will account for the fibre orientation of the fragments. Flawed conclusions are the inevitable result of neglecting such analysis. Skeat erred in this direction as regards p64+67 and p4. Nevertheless, his contribution in the area was substantial and enduring. It only remains for scholars to appreciate the insights that codicology can bring to the study of the NT text.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)582-604
Number of pages23
JournalNew Testament Studies
Volume53
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Bibliographical note

Copyright 2007 Cambridge University Press. Article originally published in New Testament Studies, Vol. 53, No. 4, pp. 582-604. The original article can be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S002868850700029X

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