The error of parablepsis (a looking by the side) is caused by homoeoteleuton (a similar ending of lines). The omission referred to as haplography occurs when text is missing owing to lines which have a similar ending in a manuscript.


John 17:15

There is a curious omission in Codex Vaticanus. The exemplar from which the scribe of this manuscript was copying probably had the following arrangement of lines.


I Cor. 9:2

In Codex Alexandrinus, an entire verse is missing because two lines end with the similar phrase.




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