Collations of MSS 65 and 115

I have been adding manuscripts, minuscules, to my chart of the Pericope of the Adulteress and the Pericope of  the angel bathing in John.  The latest are GA 65, Harley MS 5776, XI century, and GA 115, Harley MS 5559, X century.

Interesting that 65 has asterisks next to the angel in the pool of Bethesda pericope.  In minuscule 115, on folio 260 verso, the text goes from John 7:52 skipping the Pericope, right to 8:12.  But then it goes back to John 7:53 and the Pericope!  It’s as if the copyist had an exemplar without the Pericope, then saw the Pericope in another exemplar, and proceeded to insert the Pericope.  I have added this data to the chart.

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Pericope of the Adulteress data updated

I have updated and uploaded the updates of all my documents that contain TC manuscript data for the Pericope of the Adulteress in the Gospel of John.  This includes the line by line Swanson-style chart of John 5:3b-4, and the Pericope.  I have changed the designations for some minuscules which recently were assigned Gregory-Aland numbers, including minuscule 2253, formerly only known as ANA 10, (a.k.a. Albania National Archive, Kod. Vl. 10), IX-XII century.  In addition, I have included in the critical apparatuses, the readings of the Byzantine Greek New Testament, which is essentially the reading of minuscule 35.

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First Epistle of Peter PDFs uploaded

I have uploaded my pdf edition of the First Epistle of Peter with alternating Greek and English text. It also shows the readings of 9 Greek New Testament editions, including the newly released Byzantine Greek New Testament, which is essentially the readings of Family 35. To download the pdf edition without the Greek text interlinear, use this link for 1 Peter. Or go here to just read the main English text online of 1 Peter.

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Number 2 Mistake of Wives

The number 2 mistake of wives is asking her husband to do or allow something she already knows he does not like, and convincing him to do it or allow it, and he later “changes his mind” back to what he really is, and she gets mad at him, and says she “can’t trust him.”

As one wise man said, “Him convinced against his will, is unconvince-ed still.”

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The Sun Began to Rain Larry Norman

A thief fell out of heaven with some loaded dice
But the lamb rolled a seven back to paradise.
The bread was finally leavened so I had a slice
And the sun began to rain.

Water swelled from fountains and then turned to wine,
Rocks fell from the mountains in a chorus line;
He came in tails and top hat and He looked so fine,
Yes the Son began to reign.

A fox snuck in to steal away the grapes,
But the man who ran the vineyard shut the gate,
So he could not escape.

And now we’ll live forever in another land,
Everything is ending like it first was planned.
Did you get your invitation to come play in the band
And let the Son begin to reign.

Song and singing by Larry Norman
Piano played by actor Dudley Moore

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Wrong side of history when Jesus returns

When Jesus returns, will you be on the wrong side of history?

“Fret not that the wicked prosper.”

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Books of the Bible Puzzle

Here is a puzzle on the books of the Bible for you to try:

There are sixteen names of the books of the Bible hidden in the paragraph below. Try to find them all.

I once made a remark about the hidden books of the Bible. It was a lulu – kept people looking so hard for facts, but for others it was a revelation. Some were in a jam, especially since the names of the books were not capitalized. The truth finally struck home to numbers of people but for others it was a real job. I want it to be a most fascinating few moments for you. Yes, there will be some real easy ones for you to spot. Others may require judges to help them. I will quickly admit it usually takes a very smart person to find one of them, and there will be loud lamentations when it is found. One little lady says she brews a cup of tea to help her concentrate. See how well you can compete. Relax now, there really are 16 names of books of the Bible!

(I found this in a truck stop. Author was anonymous.)

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Thomas Palmer Retiring on EMTV

My father Tom Palmer made the national news in Papua New Guinea

Though they state the wrong year for his arrival there. He arrived in Papua New Guinea in 1953, not 1959 as the video says.

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