Acts of the Apostles – Chapters 1 through 3

Contents

Range Description

There are 178 variants and 295 readings for this range of text.

Witnesses

The 26 witnesses considered for Acts chapters 1, 2 and 3 ordered by number of citations follow:

Witness Explicit Citations
Codex Bezae (D/05) 157
Codex Laudianus (E/08) 79
Codex Sinaiticus (א/01) 72
Codex Vaticanus (B/03) 71
945 70
Codex Ephraemi (C/04) 69
1175 69
Codex Alexandrinus (A/02) 68
Codex Athous Laurensis (Ψ/044) 66
Majority Text (m) 61
33 59
Vetus Latina (it) 56
1739 47
P74 39
Peshitta (psh) 39
Irenaeus (Ir) 33
Eusebius (Eus) 22
Sahidic Coptic (sa) 18
Syriac Harklensis (syh) 17
095 7
096 5
0165 4
0236 3
076 2
P56 2
P91 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 Acts 1-3

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

Component Standard Deviation Proportion of Variance Cumulative Proportion
PC1 2.2152 0.1887 0.1887
PC2 1.6895 0.1098 0.2985
PC3 1.32320 0.06734 0.36586

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 Acts 1-3

Cluster Analysis

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

K-means partitioning with five clusters:K-means Partitioning with 4 Clusters - Acts 1-3

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