Gospel of John – Chapters 15 and 16


Range Description

There are 102 variants and 177 readings for this range of text.


The 20 witnesses considered for John chapters 15 and 16 ordered by number of citations follow:

Witness Explicit Citations
Codex Bezae (D/05) 68
Codex Sinaiticus (א/01) 56
P66 52
Codex Vaticanus (B/03) 50
Codex Regius (L/019) 49
Codex Coridethianus (Θ/038) 49
33 48
Codex Athous Laurensis (Ψ/044) 47
Family 13 (f13) 47
Codex Alexandrinus (A/02) 44
Majority Text (m) 43
Vetus Latina (it) 37
Family 1 (f1) 21
Sahidic Coptic (sa) 15
Bohairic Coptic (bo) 15
P5 14
Peshitta (psh) 14
Sinaitic Syriac (sys) 12
P22 9
P75 6

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 15-16

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

Component Standard Deviation Proportion of Variance Cumulative Proportion
PC1 1.8725 0.1753 0.1753
PC2 1.7270 0.1491 0.3244
PC3 1.37728 0.09484 0.41929

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 15-16

Cluster Analysis

Hierarchical Agglomerative Cluster Analysis (Ward’s Criterion):Hierarchical Agglomerative Cluster Analysis John 15-16

K-means partitioning with five clusters:K-means Partitioning with 5 Clusters - John 15-16

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