Gospel of Matthew – Chapters 27 and 28


Range Description

There are 113 variants and 218 readings for this range of text.


The 19 witnesses considered for Matthew chapters 27 and 28 ordered by number of citations follow:

Witness Explicit Citations
Codex Coridethianus (Θ/038) 81
Codex Sinaiticus (א/01) 78
Codex Bezae (D/05) 78
Codex Vaticanus (B/03) 73
33 73
Codex Regius (L/019) 72
Family 1 (f1) 69
Family 13 (f13) 68
Codex Washingtonianus (W/032) 67
Codex Alexandrinus (A/02) 65
Majority Text (m) 59
Vetus Latina (it) 49
Codex Ephraemi (C/04) 37
Peshitta (psh) 29
Sahidic Coptic (sa) 26
Sinaitic Syriac (sys) 23
0281 15
Origen (Or) 11
Eusebius (Eus) 11

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 Matthew 27-28

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

Component Standard Deviation Proportion of Variance Cumulative Proportion
PC1 1.8843 0.1869 0.1869
PC2 1.5822 0.1318 0.3186
PC3 1.3870 0.1013 0.4199

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 Matthew 27-28

Cluster Analysis

Hierarchical Agglomerative Cluster Analysis (Ward’s Criterion):Hierarchical Agglomerative Cluster Analysis Matthew 27-28

K-means partitioning with five clusters:K-means Partitioning with 5 Clusters - Matthew 27-28

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