Minuscule 510

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New Testament manuscripts
Minuscule 510
Text Gospels
Date 12th century
Script Greek
Now at Christ Church, Oxford
Size 27.3 cm by 21.1 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V

Minuscule 510 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), 496 (in the Scrivener's numbering), ε 259 (in the Soden numbering),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. It has been assigned to the 12th century. The manuscript has complex contents. Marginalia are incomplete. It was adapted for liturgical use.


The codex contains the complete text of the four Gospels on 305 parchment leaves (size 27.3 cm by 21.1 cm). The text is written in one column per page, 22 lines per page.[2]

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin, but without the τιτλοι (titles of chapters) at the top of the pages. There is no a division according to the Ammonian Sections, with references to the Eusebian Canons.[3][4]

It contains the Eusebian Canon tables, tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) are placed before each Gospel, lectionary markings at the margin (for liturgical use), incipits, αναγνωσεις (lessons), Synaxarion, Menologion, subscriptions at the end of each Gospel, στιχοι, and pictures (in red ink, nearly faded).[4]

The Pericope Adulterae (John 7:53-8:11) is marked with an obelus.[3]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Hermann von Soden included it to the textual family Kr. It was confirmed by the Claremont Profile Method.[5] Aland placed it in Category V.[6]

According to the Claremont Profile Method it represents Kr in Luke 1 and Luke 20 as a perfect member. In Luke 10 no profile was made.[5]


The manuscript is dated by the INTF on the palaeographical ground to the 12th century.[2]

In 1727 the manuscript came from Constantinople to England and was presented to archbishop of Canterbury, William Wake, together with minuscules 73, 74, 506-520. Wake presented it to the Christ Church College in Oxford.[3]

The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament minuscule manuscripts by F. H. A. Scrivener (496) and C. R. Gregory (510).[4] Gregory saw it in 1883.[3]

It is currently housed at the Christ Church (Wake 25) in Oxford.[2]

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  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 66. 
  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. 77. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  3. ^ a b c d Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig: Hinrichs. p. 197. 
  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. 247. 
  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. 62. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4. 
  6. ^ Aland, Kurt; Barbara Aland; Erroll F. Rhodes (trans.) (1995). The Text of the New Testament: An Introduction to the Critical Editions and to the Theory and Practice of Modern Textual Criticism. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. p. 139. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 

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