Minuscule 203

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Minuscule 203
New Testament manuscript
Text New Testament (except Gospels)
Date 12th century
Script modern Greek
Now at British Library
Size 21.5 cm by 29.5 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V

Minuscule 203 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), α 203 (Soden),[1] is a modern Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Paleographically it has been assigned to the 12th century.[2]


The codex contains the text of the New Testament (except Gospels) on 149 parchment leaves (size 21.5 cm by 29.5 cm), with some lacunae.[2][3] The order of books: Pauline epistles, Acts of the Apostles, Catholic epistles, Apocalypse.[4] It contains non-biblical material at the end with a list of the errors condemned by the Seven Ecumenical Councils.[5]

It is written in one column per page, in 32-33 lines per page.[4]

It has Euthalian Apparatus.[5]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland placed it in Category V.[6]


The scribe of the codex was named Andreas.[5]

It was examined by Birch and Scholz. C. R. Gregory saw it in 1886.[4]

It is currently housed at the British Library (Add. 28816), at London.[2]

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  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 55. 
  2. ^ a b c K. Aland, M. Welte, B. Köster, K. Junack, "Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments", Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, New York 1994, p. 59.
  3. ^ "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 21 March 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 166. 
  5. ^ a b c R. Waltz, Minuscule 203 at the Encyclopedia of Textual Criticism
  6. ^ Aland, Kurt; Aland, Barbara (1995). The Text of the New Testament: An Introduction to the Critical Editions and to the Theory and Practice of Modern Textual Criticism. Erroll F. Rhodes (trans.). Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. p. 138. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 

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