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1.1.1.6 Evaluation of Textual Evidence
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The textual praxis includes the description of the textual witnesses and the collecting of readings included in these witnesses; readings differing from mt are usually named “variants” (1.1.1). Most scholars state that their intention is to choose the one reading from among the variants that was most likely to have been contained in the original text, or the reading from which their existence can be explained. Scholars who, for a variety of reasons,1 are opposed to the search for original rea…

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Tov, Emanuel, “1.1.1.6 Evaluation of Textual Evidence”, in: Textual History of the Bible, General Editor Armin Lange. Consulted online on 26 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2452-4107_thb_COM_0001010106>
First published online: 2020



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