γεγεγεννημενον in P66 (John 3:6)

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γεγεγεννημενον in P66 (John 3:6)

Post by Jacob Rhoden » October 10th, 2018, 12:20 am

I understand that the only reason this slightly entertaining reduplication in P66 would have occurred would be scribal error. Is that correct?

Is there any ancient/historical/linguistic reason that there might be any reason to suspect otherwise? I've never (for example) heard of a "pluperfect" participle.
τὸ γεγεννημένον ἐκ τῆς σαρκὸς σάρξ ἐστιν, καὶ τὸ γεγεννημένον ἐκ τοῦ πνεύματος πνεῦμά ἐστιν.
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Re: γεγεγεννημενον in P66 (John 3:6)

Post by Ken M. Penner » October 10th, 2018, 6:21 am

It's just a scribal error.
Note that the first γε is at the end of one line, and the rest (γεγεννημενον) is on the next line.
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Re: γεγεγεννημενον in P66 (John 3:6)

Post by Barry Hofstetter » October 10th, 2018, 9:13 am

Dittography of a sort, right? But I like the description of it as "slightly entertaining," like the little girl who knew how to spell "banana" but didn't know when to stop.
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Re: γεγεγεννημενον in P66 (John 3:6)

Post by Jacob Rhoden » October 10th, 2018, 11:31 pm

Thanks! I figured that was the case, but I just wanted to double check. The fact that it runs over the end of a line is interesting, I only saw this information in the CNTTS apparatus, not the original document.

I love the Banana analogy, it does feel just like that 😄
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Re: γεγεγεννημενον in P66 (John 3:6)

Post by S Walch » October 11th, 2018, 12:10 am

The INTF's transcription of it is here: http://ntvmr.uni-muenster.de/community/ ... ormat=html / http://ntvmr.uni-muenster.de/manuscript ... pageID=120

Unfortunately the images aren't permitted to be on the INTF =/
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