Gospel of John – Chapters 1 and 2

Contents

Range Description

There are 98 variants and 174 readings for this range of text.

Witnesses

The 26 witnesses considered for John chapters 1 and 2 ordered by number of citations follow:

Witness Explicit Citations
Codex Sinaiticus (א/01) 65
P66 56
Family 1 (f1) 49
Codex Vaticanus (B/03) 48
Codex Regius (L/019) 46
Family 13 (f13) 46
Codex Alexandrinus (A/02) 44
Codex Coridethianus (Θ/038) 43
Codex Athous Laurensis (Ψ/044) 43
33 43
Majority Text (m) 40
Vetus Latina (it) 31
Codex Ephraemi (C/04) 22
Peshitta (psh) 22
083 16
Bohairic Coptic (bo) 14
Sahidic Coptic (sa) 12
Curetonian Syriac (syc) 11
Sinaitic Syriac (sys) 9
Codex Borgianus (T/029) 8
Codex Bezae (D/05) 6
Origen (Or) 6
050 5
P106 5
P5 4
P59 2

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 John 1-2

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

Component Standard Deviation Proportion of Variance Cumulative Proportion
PC1 2.0536 0.1622 0.1622
PC2 1.8580 0.1328 0.2950
PC3 1.38453 0.07373 0.36870

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 John 1-2

Cluster Analysis

Hierarchical Agglomerative Cluster Analysis (Ward’s Criterion):Hierarchical Agglomerative Cluster Analysis John 1-2

K-means partitioning with five clusters:K-means Partitioning with 4 Clusters - John 1-2

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