Minuscule 247

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Minuscule 247
Text Gospels
Date 12th century
Script Greek
Now at State Historical Museum
Size 15.5 cm by 12 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V
Note marginalia

Minuscule 247 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 1192 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 12th century.[2] It has marginalia.

Description[edit]

The codex contains a complete text of the four Gospels on 223 parchment leaves (size 15.5 cm by 12 cm).[2] The text is written in one column per page, 26 lines per page.[2]

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin. There is also a division according to the Ammonian Sections, with references to the Eusebian Canons (written below Ammonian Section numbers).[3]

It contains the tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) before each Gospel, Prolegomena, lectionary markings at the margin (for liturgical use), Synaxarion, and Menologion.[4]

Text[edit]

The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Hermann von Soden classified it to the textual family Kx.[5] Aland placed it in Category V.[6]

According to the Claremont Profile Method it represents textual family Kx in Luke 1, Luke 10, and Luke 20. It belongs to the cluster 1193.[5]

It contains remarkable readings.[3]

History[edit]

Formerly the manuscript was held at the Philotheou monastery at Athos peninsula.[3] It was brought to Moscow, by the monk Arsenius, on the suggestion of the Patriarch Nikon, in the reign of Alexei Mikhailovich Romanov (1645-1676). The manuscript was collated by C. F. Matthaei.[7]

The manuscript is currently housed at the State Historical Museum (V. 17, S. 400) at Moscow.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 56. 
  2. ^ a b c d K. Aland, M. Welte, B. Köster, K. Junack, "Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments", Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, New York 1994, p. 61
  3. ^ a b c Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 172. 
  4. ^ 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. 224. 
  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. 
  7. ^ 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. 223. 

Further reading[edit]

  • C. F. Matthaei, Novum Testamentum Graece et Latine, (Riga, 1782-1788). (as q)
  • C. F. Matthaei, D. Pavli Epistolae ad Thessalonicenses et Ad Timotheum Graece et Latine (1782-1785), p. 255
  • Kurt Treu, Die Griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testaments in der UdSSR; eine systematische Auswertung des Texthandschriften in Leningrad, Moskau, Kiev, Odessa, Tbilisi und Erevan, T & U 90 (Berlin, 1966), pp. 244-246

External links[edit]

  • "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 7 March 2011.