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While many catenae must have been assembled and used almost mechanically, some, such as that on the first eight books of the Bible by the Greek scholar Nicephorus (ca.
Part 2 turns to the Syriac version and the catenae.
Hannah's point that these fragments are not sufficiently reliable to allow us to use them in reconstructing the exact wording of Origen's text is well taken, but it would still be worthwhile to see how the text preserved in the catenae compares to Hannah's reconstructed text.
In any event, the very detailed apparatuses in which Labate records parallels in catenae and in other patristic texts will be invaluable tools for further study of the interrelationships of the primary catenae and their descendants.