Thanks, guys. That really does shed some light on this change. Thanks for doing the digging. Those of us who aren't scholars could really
need use an updated Comfort! Anyway, their argument does make some sense. I'm not as bewildered by the change as I was when I first looked at the manuscript evidence.
Steve – I've got WBC-NT and didn't even think to look there. Thanks for going to the trouble of finding it.
Daniel – You're right about the formatting of the ECM – I can usually save that sort of thing, but it came out with lines on top of lines. I've sent the link to my geeky son. Maybe he can figure out how to do it.
Edit: Looks like downloading isn't allowed for those who aren't members. I did copy just the pertinent clip to save and put in my notes. It agrees with WBC. That's a good sign. Understanding to some extent the reason for the change gives me even more confidence in the text. I'm frankly impressed with the scholarship and the care taken by the NA28th committee, and with the thoroughness of WBC.
Edited by Julie Falling, 30 March 2014 - 06:52 AM.