Minuscule 649

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New Testament manuscripts
Minuscule 649
Text Gospels
Date 1305
Script Greek
Now at Turkish Historical Society
Size 29 cm by 22 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V

Minuscule 649 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), Θε 408 (von Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on paper. It is dated by a colophon to the year 1305 (?). The manuscript is lacunose.[2] Scrivener labelled it by 725e.[3]


The codex contains the text of the four Gospels, on 296 paper leaves (size 29 cm by 22 cm), with some lacunae supplemented by a later hand. The text is written in two columns per page, 25-48 lines per page.[2]

It contains the commentary, much of it by a later hand.[3][4]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Kurt Aland placed it in Category V.[5] Wisse did not examine its text by using his Profile Method.[6]


The colophon partially is illegible. Scrivener and Gregory dated the manuscript to the 1303. Currently the manuscript is dated by the INTF to the 1305 (?).[7] The name of scribe was George.[4]

Formerly the manuscript was held in Constantinople (Hellenikou Philologikou Sullogou 1). The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scrivener. Gregory saw the manuscript in 1886.[4]

The manuscript currently is housed at the Turkish Historical Society (1), at Ankara.[2][7]

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  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 70. 
  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. 85.
  3. ^ a b Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament, vol. 1 (4 ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 268. 
  4. ^ a b c Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig. p. 209. 
  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. 64. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4. 
  7. ^ a b Handschriftenliste at the Münster Institute

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