Minuscule 276

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Minuscule 276
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospels
Date 1092
Script Greek
Now at Bibliothèque nationale de France
Size 20.1 cm by 14.5 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V
Note full marginalia

Minuscule 276 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 163 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. It is dated by a colophon to the year 1092.[2] It has full marginalia.


The codex contains the text of the four Gospels on 307 parchment leaves (20.1 cm by 14.5 cm). The text is written in one column per page, in 21 lines per page.[2]

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin, and their τιτλοι (titles of chapters) at the top of the pages. There is also another division according to the smaller Ammonian Sections (in Mark 233 sections, the last in 16:8), whose numbers are given at the margin with references to the Eusebian Canons (written below Ammonian Section numbers).[3]

It contains the Eusebian Canon tables, tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) before each Gospel, lectionary markings at the margin (for liturgical reading), and pictures.[3][4]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland placed it in Category V.[5]

According to the Claremont Profile Method it creates a textual cluster 276 in Luke 1, Luke 10, and Luke 20.[6]


The colophon states:

εγραψα χριστε τους ζωηφορους λογους ους αυτους εξεδωκας τοις αποστολοις κηρυξαι τουτους εις τον συμπαντα κοσμον αφες δεσποτα τα εμοι πεπραγμενα ωικηφορω τλημονι τω ταλαιπωρω, ος της μονης υπαρχω της μελετιου του τρις μακαρος τω βιω και τη πραξει βλεψον και τω κτητορι την δε την βιβλον. ιλεω σου ομματι ως ελεημων δανιηλ τε μοναχω τω ποθουντι σε λιταις σης μητρος της τεκουσης ασπορης και των τετταρων και σοφων ευαγγελιστων.[7]

The manuscript was written by Nicephorus of the monastery Meletius. The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scholz (1794-1852).[8] It was examined and described by Paulin Martin.[9] and Henri Omont. C. R. Gregory saw the manuscript in 1885.[3]

The manuscript is currently housed at the Bibliothèque nationale de France (Gr. 81) at Paris.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 58. 
  2. ^ a b c Aland, K.; M. Welte; B. Köster; K. Junack (1994). Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. p. 63. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  3. ^ a b c Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 175. 
  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. 226. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ 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. 58. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4. 
  7. ^ J. M. A. Scholz, Biblisch-kritische Reise in Frankreich, der Schweiz, Italien, Palästine und im Archipel in den Jahren 1818, 1819, 1820, 1821: Nebst einer Geschichte des Textes des Neuen Testaments (Leipzig, 1823), p. 4.
  8. ^ Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament 1 (4 ed.). London. p. 225. ISBN 1-4021-6347-9. 
  9. ^ Jean-Pierre-Paul Martin, Description technique des manuscrits grecs, relatif au Nouveau Testament, conservé dans les bibliothèques des Paris (Paris 1883), p. 65

Further reading[edit]

  • Henri Omont, Fac-similés des manuscrits grecs datés de la Bibliothèque Nationale du IXe et XIVe siècle (Paris, 1891), 39.

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