Minuscule 670

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New Testament manuscripts
Minuscule 670
Text Gospels
Date 11th/12th century
Script Greek
Now at ?
Size 24 cm by 19 cm
Type ?
Category none

Minuscule 670 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 1186 (von Soden),[1][2] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 11th or 12th century. The manuscript is very lacunose.[3][4] Scrivener labelled it by 901e.[5]


The codex contains the text of the Gospel of Luke 8:3-24; 9:13-34, on only 2 parchment leaves (size 24 cm by 19 cm).[1][3] The text is written in one column per page, 26 lines per page.[3][6]

There are no divisions as the κεφαλαια or the Ammonian Sections.


The Greek text of the codex Kurt Aland did not place in any Category.[7]

It was not examined by using the Claremont Profile Method.[8]

The textual character of the codex can not be determined because of its a fragmentary condition.


Gregory dated it to the 11th or 12th century.[6] Currently the manuscript is dated by the INTF to the 11th or 12th century.[4]

The manuscript was brought to America in 1844 from Crete, by George Benton (along with Minuscule 669).[6] Formerly it belonged to La Crescenta/California, W.-L. Hall-Benton.[3][4]

The manuscript was examined by Harris and Clark.

Currently the manuscript belongs to a private collection. Officially its owner is unknown.[3][4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Hermann von Soden, Die Schriften des neuen Testaments, in ihrer ältesten erreichbaren Textgestalt / hergestellt auf Grund ihrer Textgeschichte (Berlin 1902), vol. 1, p. 152
  2. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 71. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Aland, K.; M. Welte; B. Köster; K. Junack (1994). Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. p. 87. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  4. ^ a b c d Handschriftenliste at the Münster Institute
  5. ^ Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament, vol. 1 (fourth ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 276. 
  6. ^ a b c Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig. p. 211. 
  7. ^ 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. pp. 133, 139. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 
  8. ^ 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. 

Further reading[edit]

  • K. W. Clark, A Descriptive Catalogue of Greek New Testament Manuscripts in America (Chicago, 1937), pp. 10–11
  • J. Rendel Harris, Sunday School Times (Philadelphia, 4 June 1887), p. 355.

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