Minuscule 47

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Minuscule 47
Text Gospels
Date 15th century
Script Greek
Now at Bodleian Library
Size 12 cm by 19 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V
Hand a vile hand
Note member of the Kr group
marginalia

Minuscule 47 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 515 (Von Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment leaves. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 15th century.[2] It has complex contents and some marginalia.

Description[edit]

The codex contains the complete text of the four Gospels on 554 leaves (size 12 cm by 19 cm). The text is written in one column per page, 14-17 lines per page.[2] The leaves are often dislocated.[3] According to Scrivener it was written in "a vile hand".[4]

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin (also in Latin), and their τιτλοι (titles) at the top of the pages.[3]

It contains Prolegomena, Argumentum, lists of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) before each Gospel, subscriptions at the end of each Gospels, with numbers of στιχοι (only in Mark).[4][3]

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 mixed text in Luke 1. In Luke 10 and Luke 20 it belongs to the textual family Family Kr.[5]

In John 8:2-3 it reads και καθισας εδιδασκεν αυτους εν τισιν αντιγραφαις οθτως αγουσι δε οι γραμματεις.[3]

In John 8:6 it has textual reading και προσποιουμενος.[3]

History[edit]

The manuscript was written by a scribe Joannes Serbopoulos (or Zerbopoulos) along with manuscripts minuscule 56 and minuscule 58. It was used in Walton's Polyglotte (as Bodl .1). It was examined by Mill (as Bodl. 6).[4]

It was added to the list of the New Testament manuscripts by J. J. Wettstein. C. R. Gregory saw it in 1883.[3]

It is currently housed in at the Bodleian Library (Auct. D. 5. 2), at Oxford.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 49. 
  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. 49.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. pp. 139–140. 
  4. ^ a b c 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. 197. 
  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. pp. 53, 92. 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. 

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