Gospel of Mark – Chapters 4 through 6

Contents

Range Description

There are 185 variants and 428 readings for this range of text.

Witnesses

The 28 witnesses considered for Mark chapters 4, 5 and 6 ordered by number of citations follow:

Witness Explicit Citations
Codex Bezae (D/05) 163
565 146
Codex Washingtonianus (W/032) 141
Codex Coridethianus (Θ/038) 137
700 136
28 133
Family 13 (f13) 129
Codex Vaticanus (B/03) 124
579 123
Codex Sinaiticus (א/01) 120
Family 1 (f1) 120
892 119
Codex Regius (L/019) 118
Codex Sangallensis (Δ/037) 118
Codex Alexandrinus (A/02) 117
33 114
Majority Text (m) 110
Vetus Latina (it) 102
Codex Ephraemi (C/04) 90
Peshitta (psh) 53
Bohairic Coptic (bo) 43
Sinaitic Syriac (sys) 34
Sahidic Coptic (sa) 33
P45 31
0132 14
0107 8
Origen (Or) 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 4-6

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

Component Standard Deviation Proportion of Variance Cumulative Proportion
PC1 2.2002 0.1729 0.1729
PC2 1.9959 0.1423 0.3151
PC3 1.47803 0.07802 0.39317

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 4-6

Cluster Analysis

Hierarchical Agglomerative Cluster Analysis (Ward’s Criterion):Hierarchical Agglomerative Cluster Analysis Mark 4-6

K-means partitioning with five clusters:K-means Partitioning with 5 Clusters - Mark 4-6

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