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    What do the red letters mean in the Text Of The Earliest New Testament Greek Manuscripts (CTENTM). I see grey text which apparently means it was reconstructed text that was completely missing (or not clear? which is it? both?) in the MSS. But what do the red letters mean? And the dots underneath the red letters - what does that mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by David EppS View Post
    What do the red letters mean in the Text Of The Earliest New Testament Greek Manuscripts (CTENTM). I see grey text which apparently means it was reconstructed text that was completely missing (or not clear? which is it? both?) in the MSS. But what do the red letters mean? And the dots underneath the red letters - what does that mean?
    Red texts with the underdot mean that the letter is present, but not entirely legible, so the letter represented in red with the underdot is what the editor thinks the letter is. Letters in gray are probable reconstruction based on how many letters fit per row of the papyrus, but they are places where the papyrus is missing, so they are complete reconstructions of the text rather than a transcription of what is seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Hanel View Post
    Red texts with the underdot mean that the letter is present, but not entirely legible, so the letter represented in red with the underdot is what the editor thinks the letter is. Letters in gray are probable reconstruction based on how many letters fit per row of the papyrus, but they are places where the papyrus is missing, so they are complete reconstructions of the text rather than a transcription of what is seen.
    Thank You Michael!!

    And what about the --- bars over certain words?

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    Quote Originally Posted by David EppS View Post
    Thank You Michael!!

    And what about the --- bars over certain words?
    They are reproductions of what is written in the papyri. They usually happen in cases of nomina sacra or final nus (the Greek letter) that are not written but instead just that line over the letter is written.
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    Pardon my ignorance, but how is this resource accessed in BW 9? I can't seem to locate it. I haven't used BW much for text criticism, and have just played around with the MSS tab in the Analysis Window a bit (but I don't find CTENTM there either).

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidR View Post
    Pardon my ignorance, but how is this resource accessed in BW 9? I can't seem to locate it. I haven't used BW much for text criticism, and have just played around with the MSS tab in the Analysis Window a bit (but I don't find CTENTM there either).

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    Two ways to find it:
    1) Click on Verse tab in Analysis pane and choose CNTTS Apparatus
    2) From menu: Resources > Text Criticism > CNTTS
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