Acts 15:38

Acts 15:38 [Textus Receptus (Elzevir) (1624)]455
Παῦλος δὲ ἠξίου, τὸν ἀποστάντα ἀπ’ αὐτῶν ἀπὸ Παμφυλίας, καὶ μὴ συνελθόντα αὐτοῖς εἰς τὸ ἔργον, μὴ συμπαραλαβεῖν τοῦτον.

Acts 15:38 [Codex Sinaiticus (א or 01) (4th century)]

Acts 15:38 [Codex Alexandrinus (Royal MS 1 D VIII) (A02) (5th century)]

Acts 15:38 [Codex Vaticanus Gr. 1209 (B03) (4th century)] 88ac2
παυλος δε ηξιου τον αποσταντα απ αυτων απο παμφυλιας και μη συνελθοντα αυτοις εις το εργον μη συνμπαραλαμβανειν τουτον·

Acts 15:38 [Codex Ephraemi Syri Rescriptus (C04) (5th century)]

Acts 15:38 [Codex Bezae Cantabrigiensis (D05) (5th century)]

Acts 15:38 [Codex Laudianus (MS. Laud Gr. 35) (E08) (6th century)]

 

Critical Apparatus :

(1) συμπαραλαβειν :
(2) συνπαραλαμβανειν : B*
(3) συμπαραλαμβανειν : B¹

 

 

A Textual Commentary On Acts 15:38

(a) A Latin Preface to St. Mark’s Gospel contained in very ancient MSS. states rather oddly, “denique amputasse sibi post fidem pollicem dicitur, ut sacerdotio reprobus haberetur ; sed tantum consentiens fidei prædestinata potuit electio ut nec sic in opere verbi perderet quod prius meruerat in genere” Even if this Preface be not the work of Jerome, it is at least nearly coeval with him. This statement seems to have originated in some misunderstanding of Acts xiii. 13., and xv. 37, 38., in which is described how John Mark departed from the work of Christian service, thus becoming figuratively pollice truncus. The latter part of the sentence seems to relate to the later service of John Mark as spoken of in 2 Tim. iv. 11. Thus whenever this story arose John Mark and the Evangelist were absolutely identified. (See a paper “Why was the epithet ‘stump-fingered’ applicd to St. Mark ?” in the “Journal of Classical and Sacred Philology,” June 1855, p. 224., by the present editor.) That this story, or this epithet  as applied to St. Mark is very early may be seen from his being termed “stump-fingered,” κολοβοδακτυλος by Hippolytus (Philosophumena, vii . 30.).]
(Thomas Hartwell Horne, An Introduction to the Critical Study & Knowledge of the Holy Scriptures, vol. 4, p. 433)

 

 

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