Intentional Variants



Rather than choosing between two variant readings for a text, many scribes decided to use both by conflating the variants. In this way, both readings would be preserved.


Luke 24:53

Luke ends with the statement that the disciples "were continually in the temple blessing God." This is supported by P75, Codex Vaticanus, Codex Sinaiticus, and others. Codex Bezae has "praising" instead of "blessing." There are a number of manuscripts that have the conflation "praising and blesssing" (e.g. codices Alexandrinus and Washingtonensis).

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