Minuscule 207

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Minuscule 207
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospels
Date 11th century
Script Greek
Now at Biblioteca Marciana
Size 27.6 cm by 21.3 cm
Type Byzantine
Category V
Note marginalia

Minuscule 207 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 126 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 11th century.[2] The manuscript is lacunose. It has marginalia.


The codex contains the text of the four Gospels on 267 parchment leaves (size 27.6 cm by 21.3 cm),[2] with some lacunae (Matthew 1:1-13; Mark 1:1-11 - for the sake of illuminations). It is written in two columns per page, in 22 lines per page.[3]

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin, and the τιτλοι (titles of chapters) at the top of the pages. There is also a division according to the Ammonian Sections (in Mark 241 sections), (no references to the Eusebian Canons).[3]

It contains Prolegomena to the four Gospels, Epistula ad Carpianum, pictures, tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) before each Gospel, synaxaria, and Menologion.[3][4]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Hermann von Soden classified it as a member of the textual family Kx.[5] Aland placed it in Category V.[6] According to the Claremont Profile Method it represents the textual family Kx in Luke 1 and Luke 20. In Luke 10 no profile was made.[5]

The text of the Pericope Adulterae (John 7:53-8:11) is placed at the end of the Gospel of John.[3]


The manuscript once belonged to Basilios Bessarion.[3] According to the inscription it once belonged to A. F. R.[4]

The manuscript was examined by Birch and Burgon. C. R. Gregory saw it in 1886.[3]

It is currently housed at the Biblioteca Marciana (Gr. Z 8), at Venice.[2]

See also[edit]


  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. ^ a b c d e f Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 167. 
  4. ^ a b Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament 1 (4 ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 220. 
  5. ^ a b Wisse, Frederik (1982). The Profile Method for the Classification and Evaluation of Manuscript Evidence, as Applied to the Continuous Greek Text of the Gospel of Luke. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. p. 57. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4. 
  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. 

Further reading[edit]

  • L. Politis, Paléographie et litérature Byzantine et néo-grecque VI (1975), p. 23.

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