Which uncial is the best in the list?

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Which uncial is the best in the list?

  1. Vaticanus

    2 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. Sinaiticus

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Alexandrinus

    2 vote(s)
    50.0%
  4. Ephraemi

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Bezae

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. larryjf

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    Which uncial do you think is best on this list?

    Vaticanus
    Sinaiticus
    Alexandrinus
    Ephraemi
    Bezae
     
  2. Ed Edwards

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    Apparently these are the names used for the same unical:

    Ephraemi
    Codex Ephraemi Rescriptus
    Codex Ephraemi Syri Rescriptus

    Uh, I need more data before I vote ... :sleeping_2:
     
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    Yes, those names are used for the same "uncial"
     
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    I wish you had included more options! Codex Alexandrinus (A/02) is okay in the Gospels (except that a big chunk of Matthew is missing) but is worse in Acts and still worse in Paul and the Catholics. For consistency and quality of text, I much prefer MS 047 in the Gospels and MS 049 in Acts, Paul and the Catholics. In Revelation, I prefer MS 046, one of only three uncials that even has all of Revelation!
     
  5. EdSutton

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    I am nowhere near scholarly enough to vote on this, but would say my favorite of all these might be the Ephraemi Rescriptus. Simply put, it is "Ephraem wrote over" a copy of Scripture, assuming (I guess) he had more insight than the words of Scripture. How akin to much scholarship today!

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    Why not vote for it, then, brother? Codex Ephraemi Syri Rescriptus (C/04) still has not a single vote (out of a measly four), wippee!
     
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    Because the poll was for the "best", and I'm a farmer, not a scholar like a Dr. Cassidy (sp.?). My response of "favorite" was merely a whimsical response to the idea that someone named Ephraem erased the words of Scripture to write down his own sermons. Why, I do not know. But that is also akin to much so-called, self-styled 'modern' scholarship, in the attitude taken toward the Words of Scripture. "Never mind what Scripture says; here is what I think it should say!" How much more arrogant can one get toward the written Word of God? :tear: Is it possible to become any more so?

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