Minuscule 713

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New Testament manuscripts
Minuscule 713
Name Codex Algerina Peckower 2
Text Gospels
Date 12th century
Script Greek
Found 1876
Now at Selly Oak College
Size 19.4 cm by 15.7 cm
Type mixed
Category none

Minuscule 713 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε351 (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 is lacunose.[3][4] Scrivener labelled it as 561e.[5]


The codex contains the text of the four Gospels, on 363 parchment leaves (size 19.4 cm by 15.7 cm), with some lacunae.[3][6] It lacks texts of John 10, 27-11, 14; 11, 29-42.[6]

The 17th leaf is written in uncial script.

The text is written in one column per page, 16-17 lines per page.[3] The leaves are arranged in quarto.[5]

The manuscript contains lists of the κεφαλαια (lists of contents) before each Gospel. The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the left margin of the text and their τιτλοι (titles) are given at the top. The text is divided according to the Ammonian Sections, which numbers are given at the margin, with a references to the Eusebian Canons. It contains lectionary markings, incipits, Synaxarion, Menologion, subscriptions, and pictures.[5][6]

It is a palimpsest, folios from 2 verso to 364 recto contain the upper text of 713, folios 1-3.352-365 contain the older text of lectionary designated by 586 (Gregory-Aland).[3]


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

J. Rendel Harris recognised textual similarities to minuscule 13.[8] Scrivener described it is one of the Ferrar Family,[5] but it was not confirmed by more recent examinations.[9]

Hermann von Soden lists it as Is (along with codices 157, 235, 245, 291, 1012).

According to the Claremont Profile Method it represents mixed text in Luke 1 and Luke 20. In Luke 10 it has Byzantine mixed text.[10]

In Matthew 17:26 it has additional reading εφη Σιμων ναι λεγει ο Ιησους δος ουν και συ ως αλλοτριος αυτων; this reading can be find in Ephraem.[11]


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

The manuscript formerly was held in Athens. It was bought in 1876 from Bernard Quaritch.[6]

It was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scrivener (561) and Gregory (713). Gregory saw the manuscript in 1883.[6] It was partially collated by J. Rendel Harris in Matthew.[12]

At present the manuscript is housed at the Selly Oak College (Cod. Alg. Peckover, Gr. 7) in Birmingham.[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. 177.
  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. 255. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig. p. 215. 
  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. p. 139. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 
  8. ^ J. Rendel Harris, Codex Algerina Peckower Journal of the Society of Biblical Literature and exegesis, Boston, Massachusetts (1887), p. 79-89
  9. ^ Minuscule 713 at the Encyclopedia of Textual Criticism
  10. ^ 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. 
  11. ^ NA26, p. 48.
  12. ^ J. Rendel Harris, Codex Ev 561: Codex Algerinae Peckower, JBL 4 (1886, pp. 79-89

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