Vaticanus Distigme-obelos Symbols Marking Added Text, Including 1 Corinthians 14.34–5

Bibliographic Information: 

Philip B. Payne, "Vaticanus Distigme-obelos Symbols Marking Added Text, Including 1 Corinthians 14.34–5," NTS, 63 (29017) 604-625.

The two-dot-plus-bar ‘distigme-obelos’ symbols in Vaticanus signal added text. Five characteristic features distinguish their obeloi from paragraphoi. Like scribe B’s LXX obeloi, all eight distigme-obelos symbols mark the location of added text. A gap at the exact location of a widely-recognized, multi-word addition follows every distigme-obelos except one with distinctive downward dipping strokes. Vaticanus’s Gospels are so early, they have virtually no high stops, a feature even older than P75. Consequently, they contain none of these additions, but Vaticanus’s epistles have high stops throughout and contain their one distigme-obelos-marked addition, 1 Cor 14.34–5. Contemporaneous LXX G has corresponding distigmai.

Key words:
distigme
obelos
Vaticanus
1 Corinthians 14,34–5
P75
LXX G

Publisher: 
Cambridge University Press