Minuscule 296

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Minuscule 296
New Testament manuscript
Text New Testament
Date 16th century
Script Greek
Now at Bibliothèque nationale de France
Size 12.4 cm by 8.8 cm
Type Textus Receptus
Category none
Hand beautifully written

Minuscule 296 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), δ 600 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 16th century.[2]


The codex contains the entire text of the New Testament on 560 parchment leaves (12.4 cm by 8.8 cm) in two volumes (257 + 303 leaves). The text is written in one column per page, in 20 lines per page.[2][3]

The Greek text of the codex Kurt Aland did not place in any Category.[4] It was not examined by the Claremont Profile Method.[5]


The manuscript was written by calligrapher Angelus Vergecius, from whose skill arose the expression "he writes like an angel".[6] Probably it was rewritten from printed text of the Greek New Testament.[2] The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scholz (1794–1852).[7] It was examined and described by Paulin Martin.[8] C. R. Gregory saw it in 1885.[3]

The manuscript is currently housed at the Bibliothèque nationale de France (Gr. 123.124) at Paris.[2]

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  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. 64. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  3. ^ a b Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig: Hinrichs. p. 177. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1861). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament 1 (4 ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 38, 169. 
  7. ^ Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose (1861). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament (1 ed.). London. p. 168. 
  8. ^ Jean-Pierre-Paul Martin, Description technique des manuscrits grecs relatifs au Nouveau Testament, conservés dans les bibliothèques de Paris (Paris 1883), p. 74

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