Gospel of Mark – Overview

Contents

Range Description

There are 1028 variants and 2237 readings for this range of text.

Witnesses

The 33 witnesses considered for Mark ordered by number of citations follow:

Witness Explicit Citations
Codex Bezae (D/05) 831
Codex Washingtonianus (W/032) 733
565 731
Codex Coridethianus (Θ/038) 709
28 687
Family 13 (f13) 686
700 684
Codex Vaticanus (B/03) 649
892 646
579 644
Codex Sangallensis (Δ/037) 643
Family 1 (f1) 643
Codex Sinaiticus (א/01) 639
Codex Alexandrinus (A/02) 623
Codex Regius (L/019) 605
Majority Text (m) 567
Vetus Latina (it) 512
Codex Ephraemi (C/04) 509
33 476
Peshitta (psh) 326
Codex Athous Laurensis (Ψ/044) 308
Bohairic Coptic (bo) 240
Sinaitic Syriac (sys) 221
Sahidic Coptic (sa) 200
P45 99
Origen (Or) 63
083 38
0274 31
P88 27
Eusebius (Eus) 25
0130 22
0132 14
Irenaeus (Ir) 11
Clement of Alexandria (Cl) 11
059 9
067 9
0107 8
0214 7
P84 6

Principal Component Analysis

Here is an animated PCA biplot mapping manuscripts and other witnesses (color-coded by date) and readings (blue) against the first three principal components:PCA Biplot Mark

The amount of variation accounted for by the first three components is:

Component Standard Deviation Proportion of Variance Cumulative Proportion
PC1 2.2364 0.1283 0.1283
PC2 1.96078 0.09858 0.22683
PC3 1.37506 0.04848 0.27531

Multidimensional Scaling

Here is an animated MDS plot where distances on the plot approximate the dissimilarities between the manuscripts and other witnesses (color-coded by date):MDS Plot Mark

Cluster Analysis

Hierarchical Agglomerative Cluster Analysis (Ward’s Criterion):Hierarchical Agglomerative Cluster Analysis Mark

Hierarchical Divisive Cluster Analysis:Hierarchical Divisive Cluster Analysis Mark

K-means partitioning with four clusters:K-means Partitioning with 6 Clusters - Mark

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