Gospel of Matthew – Chapters 6 and 7


Range Description

There are 89 variants and 160 readings for this range of text.


The 19 witnesses considered for Matthew chapters 6 and 7 ordered by number of citations follow:

Witness Explicit Citations
Codex Coridethi (Θ/038) 53
Codex Sinaiticus (א/01) 48
Codex Regius (L/019) 47
Family 13 (f13) 46
Codex Vaticanus (B/03) 44
Codex Washingtonianus (W/032) 44
Majority Text (m) 39
Family 1 (f1) 38
Vetus Latina (it) 37
33 36
Peshitta (psh) 25
Curetonian Syriac (syc) 23
Codex Bezae (D) 22
Codex Dublinensis (Z/035) 20
Codex Ephraemi (C/04) 17
Sahidic Coptic (sa) 13
0281 10
Origen (Or) 10
Sinaitic Syriac (sys) 5

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 6-7

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

Component Standard Deviation Proportion of Variance Cumulative Proportion
PC1 1.978 0.206 0.206
PC2 1.6621 0.1454 0.3514
PC3 1.26967 0.08485 0.43626

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 6
Another MDS plot:MDS Plot Matthew 7

Cluster Analysis

Hierarchical Agglomerative Cluster Analysis (Ward’s Criterion):Hierarchical Agglomerative Cluster Analysis Matthew 6

Another analysis:Hierarchical Agglomerative Cluster Analysis Matthew 7

K-means partitioning with five clusters:K-means Partitioning with 6 Clusters - Matthew 6Another analysis:K-means Partitioning with 3 Clusters - Matthew 7

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