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It is probable that the Greek text has affected the Latin and the Latin the Greek. 47 e (50) is the Latin side of E; see above p. 6. g. or gig (51), Codex Gigas, a 13th century MS in the Royal Library at Stockholm. 41 It contains the whole Bible, mostly in the Vulgate text, but Acts and Revelation are Old Latin. Its importance as a source for the Old Latin text of Acts lies in the fact that it frequently agrees with the quotations of Acts made by Lucifer of Cagliari (see below, p. 19). This means that the version in gig must go back to at least the middle of the 4th century.

Was literary improvement and elaboration in accordance with his own taste. which was somewhat different from that of the author' (ccxxxi). 'This effort after smoothness. fulness, and emphasis in his ellpansion has usually resulted in a weaker style. sometimes showing a sort of naive superabundance in expressly stating what every reader could have understood without the reviser's diluting supplement. , . In his language he uses a vocabulary notably the same as that of the original author, but with a certain number of new words - about fifty' (ccxxxii).

If indeed there ever was a unitary. subsequently diverging, Western text. is a major problem. (d) It may be that P'5 represents a Caesarean text, as it has been held to do in the gospels. There is however doubt about the supposed gospel Caesarean text. which may turn out to have been not an independent recension but the result of a mixing of Old Uncia) and Western readings, and in Acts the question must at present be left open. 2. It is clear that if the Western text did not exist there would be no serious problem in reconstructing the text of Acts.

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