Minuscule 652

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Minuscule 652
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospels
Date 10th century
Script Greek
Now at Bavarian State Library
Size 22.4 cm by 16.7 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category none

Minuscule 652 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 1095 (von Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 10th century. The manuscript has complex contents.[2] Scrivener labelled it by 875.[3]


The codex contains the text of the four Gospels, on 305 parchment leaves (size 22.4 cm by 16.7 cm). It is written in one column per page, 20 lines per page.[2]

It contains Epistula ad Carpianum, the Eusebian tables, the tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents), numerals of the κεφαλαια (chapters) at the margin, the τιτλοι (titles), Ammonian Sections (Mark 234, – 16:9), the Eusebian Canons, (lectionary markings, incipits), Synaxarion, Menologion, subscriptions, and pictures.[4]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Hermann von Soden classified it as Kappa text. It was not confirmed by Kurt Aland, who did not place it in any Category.[5] According to the Claremont Profile Method it represents textual family Πa in Luke 1, and Kx in Luke 10 and Luke 20.[6]

Silva Lake discovered that in Mark 4:20-6:24 it represents text of the Family 1.[7]

The later hand added in John 8:8 on the margin ενος εκαστου αυτων τας αμαρτιας (sins of every one of them).[4] This textual variant have Codex Nanianus, Minuscule 73, 95, 331, 364, 700, 782, 1592 and some Armenian manuscripts. Minuscule 264 has this textual variant in John 8:6.[8]


Gregory dated the manuscript to the 10th or 11th century.[4] Currently the manuscript is dated by the INTF to the 10th century.[9]

The manuscript belonged to Otto of Greece and was brought to Germany in 1879.[4]

Gregory saw the manuscript in 1887.[4]

The manuscript currently is housed at the Bavarian State Library (Gr. 594), at Munchen.[2][9]

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  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 71. 
  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. ^ 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. 275. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig: Hinrichs. 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. 133, 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. ^ Studies and Documents, Vol. V (London 1936), pp. 33 ff.
  8. ^ NA26, pp. 273, 274
  9. ^ a b Handschriftenliste at the Münster Institute

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