Minuscule 683

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Minuscule 683
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospels
Date 13th century
Script Greek
Now at Bodleian Library
Size 20 cm by 15 cm
Type Byzantine text-type/mixed
Category none

Minuscule 683 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 357 (von Soden),[1][2] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 13th century. The manuscript has complex contents.[3][4] Scrivener labelled it by 1145e.[5]


The codex contains the text of the four Gospels, on 206 parchment leaves (size 20 cm by 15 cm).[1][3] The text is written in one column per page, 28 lines per page.[3][6]

It contains Epistula ad Carpianum, the Eusebian tables, tables of the κεφαλαια (chapters), numbers of the κεφαλαια at the margin, the τιτλοι (titles) at the top, the Ammonian Sections, without a references to the Eusebian Canons, lectionary markings, incipits, Synaxarion, and Menologion.[5][6]


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

According to the Wisse's Profile Method it has mixed text in Luke and is significantly diverge form Kx in Luke 1. In Luke 10 and Luke 20 it represents Kx.[8]


Scrivener and Gregory dated the manuscript to the 13th century.[6] Currently the manuscript is dated by the INTF to the 13th century.[4]

It once belonged to the private collation of the Earl of Leicester (5) along with the codex 684.[6]

It was added to the list of New Testament manuscript by Scrivener (1145) and Gregory (683).[5]

Actually the manuscript is housed at the Bodleian Library (Holkham Gr. 4), Oxford.[3][4]

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  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. 178.
  2. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 72. 
  3. ^ a b c d Aland, Kurt; M. Welte; B. Köster; K. Junack (1994). Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. p. 88. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  4. ^ a b c Handschriftenliste at the Münster Institute
  5. ^ a b c 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. 279. 
  6. ^ a b c d Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig. p. 212. 
  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. 

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