The Acts of the Apostles – Overview

Contents

Range Description

There are 1647 variants and 2696 readings for this range of text.

Witnesses

The 29 witnesses considered for Acts ordered by number of citations follow:

Witness Explicit Citations
Codex Bezae (D/05) 1075
Codex Laudianus (E/08) 684
Codex Vaticanus (B/03) 663
Codex Alexandrinus (A/02) 649
P74 643
Codex Sinaiticus (א/01) 642
Codex Athous Laurensis (Ψ/044) 633
1739 609
Majority Text (m) 573
33 560
Codex Ephraemi (C/04) 416
Peshitta (psh) 369
Vetus Latina (it) 265
Sahidic Coptic (sa) 216
Syriac Harklensis (syh) 158
Irenaeus (Ir) 114
P45 97
Lucifer (Lcf) 46
P41 32
Eusebius (Eus) 30
048 21
P48 17
P38 15
096 13
0165 13
P8 11
P50 10
P53 8
0189 7

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 Acts

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

Component Standard Deviation Proportion of Variance Cumulative Proportion
PC1 1.9276 0.1281 0.1281
PC2 1.41224 0.06877 0.19690
PC3 1.22399 0.05166 0.24857

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 Acts

Cluster Analysis

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

 

K-means partitioning with five clusters:K-means Partitioning with 5 Clusters - Acts

 

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