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Ropes thinks that “ἐν is probably due to emendation of what seemed unliterary use” (12). The use of εἰς when it does not involve a goal may appear unusual to a modern reader, while in late and modern Greek it replaces ἐν nearly completely (cf. Barrett 117). The incoherence of the weak b attestation shows that these witnesses, probably followed this tendency replacing the initial reading, ἐν, with εἰς.