Minuscule 711

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Minuscule 711
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospels
Date 11th century
Script Greek
Found 1878
Now at Bodleian Library
Size 19.7 cm by 15.1 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V
Note Kx

Minuscule 711 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε1179 (von Soden),[1][2] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 11th century. The manuscript is lacunose.[3][4] Scrivener labelled it as 617e.[5]


The codex contains the text of the four Gospels on 236 parchment leaves (size 19.7 cm by 15.1 cm),[3][6] with numerous lacunae.[3]


Matthew 1:1-14). 17-20; 1:24-2:2; 28:15-20; Mark 1:6.7; Luke 1:6.7; 8:25-37; 24:30-53; John 1:1-3.9-14; 18:23-21:25.[6]

The text is written in one column per page, 22-23 lines per page,[3] in gold letters.[5]

It contains the tables of the κεφαλαια before each Gospel. The text is divided according to the Ammonian Sections (in Mark 233 Sections, the last section in 16:8), whose numbers are given at the margin, with references to the Eusebian Canons.[6] It contains lectionary markings, Synaxarion, and Menologion. The original manuscript contained pictures. They were cut out.[5]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Hermann von Soden classified it to the textual family K1.[7] Kurt Aland placed it in Category V.[8]

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

The texts of Matthew 16:2b–3 and John 5:4 are marked by an obelus.[6]


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

The manuscript was brought by John Hext from Corfu in 1878, and given by him to Daniel Parsons, who gave it to the college as a "join gift".[5]

It was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scrivener (617) and Gregory (711). Gregory saw the manuscript in 1883.[6]

At present the manuscript is housed at the Bodleian Library (Oriel College, Ms. 83) in Oxford.[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. 151.
  2. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 73. 
  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. 89. 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. 262. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig. p. 215. 
  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. 65. 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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