Minuscule 213

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New Testament manuscripts
Minuscule 213
Text Gospels
Date 11th century
Script Greek
Now at Biblioteca Marciana
Size 20.5 cm by 15.5 cm
Category none
Note marginalia

Minuscule 213 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 129 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 11th century.[2] It has marginalia.


The codex contains almost complete text of the four Gospels, with only one lacunae, on 356 parchment leaves (size 20.5 cm by 15.5 cm);[2] the leaves are arranged in octavo (8 leaves in quire).[3] The text of John 19:6-21:25 was supplied in the 14th or 15th century.[4]

The text is written in one column per page, 18 lines per page.[4]

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin, the τιτλοι (titles of chapters) at the top of the pages. There is also a division according to the smaller Ammonian Sections (in Mark 234, 16:9), with references to the Eusebian Canons, but often irregular used.[4]

It contains the Eusebian Canon tables at the beginning, lectionary markings at the margin for liturgical reading, a few αναγνωσεις (lessons), pictures, and numbers of Verses at the end of each Gospel.[5]


The Greek text of the codex Kurt Aland did not include its text to any Category.[6]

According to the Claremont Profile Method it has mixed text in Luke 1, Luke 10, and Luke 20.[7]

It lacks the text of the Pericope Adulterae (John 7:53-8:11).[8]


The manuscript was examined by Birch[3] and Burgon. C. R. Gregory saw it in 1886.[4]

It is currently housed at the Biblioteca Marciana (Gr. Z 542), 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. 60.
  3. ^ a b A. Birch, Variae Lectiones ad Textum IV Evangeliorum, Haunie 1801, p. LXV
  4. ^ a b c d Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 168. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  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. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ A. Birch, Variae Lectiones ad Textum IV Evangeliorum], Haunie 1801, p. 427

Further reading[edit]

  • J. Neville Birdsall, The Missing Leaves of Codex 213 of the New Testament JTS IX (1958), pp. 78-81.

External links[edit]

  • R. Waltz, Minuscule 213 at the Encyclopedia of Textual Criticism