Gospel of Luke – Chapters 1 and 2

Contents

Range Description

There are 133 variants and 238 readings for this range of text.

Witnesses

The 25 witnesses considered for Luke chapters 1 and 2 ordered by number of citations follow:

Witness Explicit Citations
Codex Bezae (D/05) 106
Codex Sinaiticus (א/01) 74
Codex Washingtonianus (W/032) 73
Family 13 (f13) 71
Codex Coridethianus (Θ/038) 69
Codex Athous Laurensis (Ψ/044) 69
Codex Vaticanus (B/03) 67
Codex Regius (L/019) 66
33 66
Codex Alexandrinus (A/02) 63
Family 1 (f1) 62
Majority Text (m) 61
Codex Ephraemi (C/04) 47
Vetus Latina (it) 40
Codex Zacynthius (Ξ/040) 35
Peshitta (psh) 31
Sahidic Coptic (sa) 30
0130 27
Sinaitic Syriac (sys) 25
Origen (Or) 19
Irenaeus (Ir) 15
Eusebius (Eus) 12
0177 9
P4 8
Curetonian Syriac (syc) 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 Luke 1-2

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

Component Standard Deviation Proportion of Variance Cumulative Proportion
PC1 2.2289 0.1987 0.1987
PC2 1.7683 0.1251 0.3238
PC3 1.31822 0.06951 0.39331

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 Luke 1-2

Cluster Analysis

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

K-means partitioning with five clusters:K-means Partitioning with 5 Clusters - Luke 1-2

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