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Western text-type

The Western text-type is a diverse group of manuscripts of the New Testament whose text is similar to that of early Christian writers in Rome and Gaul, including Justin Martyr and Irenaeus. The term "Western" is a bit of a misnomer because members of the Western text-type have been found in the Christian East, including Syria.

The most prominent witnesses to the Western text-type are Codex Bezae[?] in the Gospels and Codex Claromontanus[?] in Paul's letters as well as the Old Latin and Old Syriac versions.

Codex Sinaiticus is Western in the early chapters of John.

See also: Alexandrian text-type, Byzantine text-type, Caesarean text-type[?].



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