70 vs 72 in Luke 10

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There can be a great deal made about whether the Greek word duo should be in Luke 10:1 and 10:17. There is ancient manuscript evidence to support both readings.

Here is a chart that details some of the major manuscripts that have either reading.

Verse Seventy Seventy-Two
1 Manuscripts:
  • Sinaiticus (4th century)
  • Alexandrinus (5th century)
  • Codex C (5th century)
  • "Family 1" (12-13th century)
  • "Family 13" (12-13th century)
  • Byzantine Majority Text
  • Peshitta Syriac (5th century)
  • Boharic Coptic (9th century)
  • Ethiopic (6th century)
  • Slavonic (9th century)
Manuscripts:
  • Papyrus 75 (early 3rd century)
  • Vaticanus (4th century)
  • Codex D (5th century)
  • Vulgate (4th-5th century)
  • Sinatic Syriac (3rd-4th century)
  • Sahidic Coptic (3rd century)
Church Fathers: Church Fathers:
Translations:
  • Textus Receptus
  • King James Version
  • New King James Version
  • New American Standard Bible
  • Complete Jewish Bible
  • Holman Christian Study Bible
  • Phillips' Translation of the New Testament
  • The Message
  • New Revised Standard Version
  • Revised Standard Version
  • Young's Literal Translation
Translations:
  • English Standard Version
  • New International Version
  • New American Bible
  • New Evangelical Translation
  • New Living Translation
  • Westcott-Hort Greek New Testament
  • SBL Greek New Testament
17 Manuscripts:
  • Sinaiticus (4th century)
  • Alexandrinus (5th century)
  • Codex C (5th century)
  • "Family 1" (12-13th century)
  • "Family 13" (12-13th century)
  • Miniscule 33 (9th century)
  • Byzantine Majority Text (5th-10th century)
  • Peshitta Syriac (5th century)
  • Boharic Coptic (9th century)
  • Ethiopic (6th century)
  • Slavonic (9th century)
Manuscripts:
  • Papyrus 45 (3rd century)
  • Papyrus 75 (early 3rd century)
  • Vaticanus (4th century)
  • Codex D (5th century)
  • Vulgate (4th-5th century)
  • Sinatic Syriac (3rd-4th century)
  • Sahidic Coptic (3rd century)
Church Fathers: Church Fathers:
Translations:
  • Textus Receptus
  • King James Version
  • New King James Version
  • New American Standard Bible
  • Complete Jewish Bible
  • Holman Christian Study Bible
  • Phillips' Translation of the New Testament
  • The Message
  • New Revised Standard Version
  • Revised Standard Version
  • Young's Literal Translation
Translations:
  • English Standard Version
  • New International Version
  • New American Bible
  • New Evangelical Translation
  • New Living Translation
  • Westcott-Hort Greek New Testament
  • SBL Greek New Testament