Acts of the Apostles – Chapters 8 through 10

Contents

Range Description

There are 168 variants and 286 readings for this range of text.

Witnesses

The 21 witnesses considered for Acts chapters 8, 9 and 10 ordered by number of citations follow:

Witness Explicit Citations
Codex Laudianus (E/08) 85
Codex Alexandrinus (A/02) 80
945 80
Codex Vaticanus (B/03) 78
1739 78
Codex Bezae (D/05) 77
Codex Athous Laurensis (Ψ/044) 76
1175 76
P74 75
Codex Sinaiticus (א/01) 73
Codex Ephraemi (C/04) 72
Majority Text (m) 72
33 64
Peshitta (psh) 46
Vetus Latina (it) 40
P45 26
Sahidic Coptic (sa) 21
Irenaeus (Ir) 20
Syriac Harklensis (syh) 16
P50 10
P53 8

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 8-10

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

Component Standard Deviation Proportion of Variance Cumulative Proportion
PC1 2.145 0.219 0.219
PC2 1.5428 0.1133 0.3323
PC3 1.32457 0.08355 0.41590

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 8-10

Cluster Analysis

Hierarchical Agglomerative Cluster Analysis (Ward’s Criterion):Hierarchical Agglomerative Cluster Analysis - Acts 8-10

K-means partitioning with five clusters:K-means Partitioning with 4 Clusters - Acts 8-10

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