In Family 13 in Saint John’s Gospel, Jac Perrin innovatively applies phylogenetic software to shed new light on Family 13 membership. To date, the relocation of the Pericope Adulterae from its traditional location in John 7:53 has been the sole criterion of Family 13 filiality. This book demonstrates the inadequacy of this criterion, and proposes new criteria in its stead.
Nineteen potential Family 13 witnesses are analyzed by means of a sampling process developed by David Parker, identifying eight witnesses inappropriately nominated as Family 13 members. This analysis is corroborated by a complete computer assisted collation of all variant readings in all known Family 13 witnesses. Lastly, the volume offers a comprehensive stemma representing the entire Johannine corpus of ten confirmed Family witnesses in constellation.
Jac D. Perrin Jr. Ph.D. (2013), University of Birmingham, UK, is Senior Pastor of Eden Prairie Assembly of God church in Minnesota. He continues to contribute avocationally from time-to-time to projects at The Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing. He also travels and speaks internationally on occasion.
'This study is ground-breaking, and it furthers the understanding of the key features of this important family of New Testament minuscule manuscripts.' - Paul Foster, in: The Expository Times 2019
This study will be of interest to all students of the Greek New Testament as well as Seminarians and undergraduates interested in using computers to analyze Byzantine or ancient biblical texts.