Minuscule 694

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Minuscule 694
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospels
Date 15th century
Script GreekLatin
Now at British Library
Size 29.6 cm by 21.3 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V

Minuscule 694 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε502 (von Soden),[1][2] is a GreekLatin diglot minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on paper. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 15th century. The manuscript has complex contents.[3][4] Scrivener labelled it by 598e.[5]


The codex contains the text of the four Gospels on 208 paper leaves (size 29.6 cm by 21.3 cm).[3] The text is written in two columns per page, 33-34 lines per page.[3][6]

The tables of the κεφαλαια (contents) are placed before each Gospel, numbers of the κεφαλαια (chapters) are given at the margin, there are no the τιτλοι (titles) at the top. There are no division according to the Ammonian Sections.

It contains lectionary markings, incipits, αναγνωσεις (lessons), Synaxarion, Menologion, and subscriptions at the end.[5][6]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Hermann von Soden classified it to the textual family Kr.[7] Kurt Aland placed it in Category V.[8]

According to the Claremont Profile Method it represents textual family Kr in Luke 1, Luke 10, and Luke 20.[7]


Scrivener and Gregory dated the manuscript to the 15th century.[5][6] Currently the manuscript is dated by the INTF to the 15th century.[4]

The manuscript was bought at Puttick's in 1861.[6]

It was added to the list of New Testament manuscript by Scrivener (598) and Gregory (694).[5]

It was examined by S. T. Bloomfield and Dean Burgon. Gregory saw the manuscript in 1883.[6]

Actually the manuscript is housed at the British Library (Add. 24112), London.[3][4]

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  1. ^ Hermann von Soden, Die Schriften des neuen Testaments, in ihrer ältesten erreichbaren Textgestalt / hergestellt auf Grund ihrer Textgeschichte (Berlin 1902), vol. 1, p. 187.
  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, K.; 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 d 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. 260. 
  6. ^ a b c d e Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig. p. 213. 
  7. ^ a b 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. 
  8. ^ 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. 

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