Acts of the Apostles – Chapters 4 through 6

Contents

Range Description

There are 163 variants and 254 readings for this range of text.

Witnesses

The 25 witnesses considered for Acts chapters 4, 5 and 6 ordered by number of citations follow:

Witness Explicit Citations
Codex Bezae (D/05) 134
Codex Laudianus (E/08) 70
Codex Vaticanus (B/03) 57
Codex Sinaiticus (א/01) 55
Codex Athous Laurensis (Θ/044) 55
Codex Alexandrinus (A/02) 51
945 51
P74 49
1175 49
1739 47
Majority Text (m) 46
33 42
Peshitta (psh) 36
Vetus Latina (it) 30
Sahidic Coptic (sa) 19
Irenaeus (Ir) 13
Lucifer (Lcf) 13
Syriac Harklensis (syh) 12
Codex Ephraemi (C/04) 11
P8 11
0165 9
0189 7
P45 7
0140 4
0175 4

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 4-6

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

Component Standard Deviation Proportion of Variance Cumulative Proportion
PC1 2.1278 0.1811 0.1811
PC2 1.7757 0.1261 0.3072
PC3 1.39906 0.07829 0.38552

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 4-6

Cluster Analysis

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

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

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