Minuscule 278b

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Minuscule 278b
Text Gospel of Matthew 13:43-17:5
Date 10th century
Script Greek
Now at Bibliothèque nationale de France
Size 20.2 cm by 15 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V
Note marginalia

Minuscule 278b (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 162 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Paleographically it has been assigned to the 10th century.[2] It has marginalia.

Description[edit]

The codex contains only the text of the Gospel of Matthew 13:43-17:5 on 9 parchment leaves (20.2 cm by 15 cm). The text is written in one column per page, in 20 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 text's division according to the smaller Ammonian Sections, with references to the Eusebian Canons (written below Ammonian Section numbers).[3][4]

Text[edit]

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

History[edit]

The major part of the codex lost, only 9 leaves have survived. They were added to the another codex, written in 1072, now they are designated by 278a.[2]

The manuscript was once belonged to Mazarin.[3] It was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scholz (1794-1852).[6] It was examined and described by Paulin Martin.[7] C. R. Gregory saw the manuscript in 1885.[3]

The manuscript is currently housed at the Bibliothèque nationale de France (Gr. 82, fol. 42-50) at Paris.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 58. 
  2. ^ a b c d 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. ^ 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. 225. 
  7. ^ Jean-Pierre-Paul Martin, Description technique des manuscrits grecs, relatif au Nouveau Testament, conservé dans les bibliothèques des Paris (Paris 1883), p. 67

Further reading[edit]

  • Jean-Pierre-Paul Martin, Description technique des manuscrits grecs, relatif au Nouveau Testament, conservé dans les bibliothèques des Paris (Paris 1883), p. 67

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