Epistle to the Colossians


Range Description

There are 124 variants and 233 readings for this range of text.


The 26 witnesses considered for Colossians ordered by number of citations follow:

Witness Explicit Citations
Codex Claromontanus (D/06) 84
Codex Vaticanus (B/03) 81
Codex Augiensis (F/010) 79
Codex Boernerianus (G/012) 79
1881 78
Codex Alexandrinus (A/02) 77
Codex Sinaiticus (א/01) 75
33 75
1739 74
Codex Ephraemi (C/04) 70
Codex Athous Laurensis (Ψ/044) 70
Majority Text (m) 69
P46 65
Vetus Latina (it) 50
0278 47
Peshitta (psh) 47
Ambrosiaster (Ambst) 40
Clement of Alexandria (Cl) 35
Bohairic Coptic (bo) 29
Sahidic Coptic (sa) 25
Codex Freerianus (I/016) 23
Codex Coislinianus (H/015) 16
Syriac Harklensis (syh) 14
048 12
0208 10
P61 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 Colossians

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

Component Standard Deviation Proportion of Variance Cumulative Proportion
PC1 2.0798 0.1664 0.1664
PC2 1.6583 0.1058 0.2721
PC3 1.51908 0.08875 0.36088

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 Colossians

Cluster Analysis

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

K-means partitioning with five clusters:K-means Partitioning with 6 Clusters - Colossians

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