Homophony

Homophony is a copyist error in which the copyist writes a word with a different meaning for another word when both words have the exact same pronunciation. An example of this would be writting 'there' or 'they're' when 'their' was the word to be copied. In the case of the biblical manuscripts, this error in copying would create a textual variant which could be responsible for an apparent contradiction in the text, which did not appear in the autograph.

 

 

 

 
 
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