Tischendorf would not have a motive to colour the manuscript - the white parchment CFA was accepted as 4th century

Steven Avery

This is an argument presented mostly by James Snapp.

On this thread I will extract the argument, and the response.

Facebook - July 9

it seems downright wacky to do what Avery and Daniels do with this feature, which is, interpret it as evidence that Tiscnendorf, after already presenting the pages at Leipzig (Codex Frederico-Aug., acquired in his first visit --- the one about which he made his famous claim that the pages were about to be burned by the monks), treated the remainder of the pages so as to give them (but not the pages at Leipzig) the appearance of greater age.
Tischendorf would have preferred to have one consistent colour manuscript
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