Minuscule 560

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New Testament manuscripts
Minuscule 560
Text Gospels
Date 11th century
Script Greek
Now at Glasgow University Library
Size 18 cm by 14 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V

Minuscule 560 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 1288 (in the Soden numbering),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 11th century.[2] Scrivener labelled it by number 520.[3]


The codex contains a complete text of the four Gospels on 367 parchment leaves (size 18 cm by 14 cm). The manuscript was written by many hands.[4] The writing is in one column per page, 18-24 lines per page.[2]

It contains Epistula ad Carpianum, the Eusebian tables at the beginning, tables of the κεφαλαια before each Gospel, numerals of the κεφαλαια, the τιτλοι, the Ammonian Sections, a references to the Eusebian Canons, Synaxarion, Menologion, 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 Claremont Profile Method it represents the textual family Kx in Luke 1, Luke 10, and Luke 20.[6]


The manuscript was written in Italy. It was in Caesar de Missy's collection in London in 1748 (along with the codex 561, 162, 239, 240).[3][4]

The manuscripts was added to the list of the New Testament minuscule manuscripts by F. H. A. Scrivener (520) and C. R. Gregory (560).[3][4]

Currently the manuscript is housed at the Glasgow University Library (Ms. Hunter 475) in Glasgow.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 68. 
  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. 79. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  3. ^ a b c d 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. 250. 
  4. ^ a b c d Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig. p. 202. 
  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. 139. 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. 63. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Gustavus Haenel, Catalogi librorum manuscriptorum qui in bibliothecis Galliae, Helvetiae, Belgii, Britaniae M., Hispaniae, Lusitaniae Asservantur, Lipsiae 1830.

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