Gospel of Mark – Chapters 1 through 3

Contents

Range Description

There are 186 variants and 419 readings for this range of text.

Witnesses

The 28 witnesses considered for Mark chapters 1, 2 and 3 ordered by number of citations follow:

Witness Explicit Citations
Codex Bezae (D/05) 151
Codex Washingtonianus (W/032) 146
Codex Coridethianus (Θ/038) 130
28 129
Codex Vaticanus (B/03) 127
892 127
565 126
Codex Sinaiticus (א/01) 124
Codex Sangallensis (Δ/037) 124
Family 13 (f13) 124
Family 1 (f1) 123
Codex Alexandrinus (A/02) 121
Codex Regius (L/019) 121
700 121
579 119
33 117
Vetus Latina (it) 108
Majority Text (m) 105
Codex Ephraemi (C/04) 101
Peshitta (psh) 65
Bohairic Coptic (bo) 40
Sahidic Coptic (sa) 36
Sinaitic Syriac (sys) 33
P88 27
0130 22
Origen (Or) 15
Irenaeus (Ir) 6
P84 3

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 Mark 1-3

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

Component Standard Deviation Proportion of Variance Cumulative Proportion
PC1 2.4346 0.2117 0.2117
PC2 1.7238 0.1061 0.3178
PC3 1.39815 0.06981 0.38762

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 Mark 1-3

Cluster Analysis

Hierarchical Agglomerative Cluster Analysis (Ward’s Criterion):Hierarchical Agglomerative Cluster Analysis Mark 1-3

K-means partitioning with five clusters:K-means Partitioning with 5 Clusters - Mark 1-3

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