Minuscule 702

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Minuscule 702
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospels
Date 12th century
Script Greek
Now at John Rylands Library, Manchester
Size 21.3 cm by 17 cm
Type Byzantine text-type/mixed
Category none

Minuscule 702 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε2010 (von Soden),[1][2] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 12th century. The manuscript has complex contents.[3][4]


The codex contains the text of the New Testament on 143 parchment leaves (size 21.3 cm by 17 cm).[3] It has numerous lacunae (Matthew 1:1-7:20; 8:26-10:8; 17:19-18:24; 20:31-21:31 Mark 13:27-14:11; 16:18-20; Luke 2:16-3:8; 17:13-18:1; 22:8-32; 24:22-53; John 5:9-30; 6:8-29; 7:4-28; 7:48-8:19; (11, 12); 11:38-21:25).[5]

The text is written in one columns per page, 30 lines per page.[3]

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), which numbers are given at the left margin; the τιτλοι (titles) are given at the top. There is also a division according to the Ammonian Sections (in Mark 233, 16:9), with a references to the Eusebian Canons.[5]

It contains the tables of the κεφαλαια before each Gospel, lectionary markings at the margin, and subscriptions.[5]


Kurt Aland the Greek text of the codex did not place in any Category.[6]

According to the Claremont Profile Method it represents mixed Byzantine text, related to the textual family Kx in Luke 1 and Luke 20. In Luke 10 no profile was made.[7]


Scrivener dated the manuscript to the 13th century, Gregory dated the manuscript to the 14th century.[5] Currently the manuscript is dated by the INTF to the 12th century.[4]

It was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scrivener (886e).[8] and Gregory (702).[5]

Formerly it was housed in London[5] but is now housed at the John Rylands Library (Gr. Ms. 16) in Manchester.[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. 169.
  2. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 73. 
  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. 89. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  4. ^ a b c Handschriftenliste at the Münster Institute
  5. ^ a b c d e f Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig. p. 214. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ 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. ^ 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. 275. 

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