Minuscule 723 (Gregory-Aland)

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New Testament manuscripts
Minuscule 723
Text Gospels
Date 15th century
Script Greek
Now at Austrian National Library
Size 26.8 cm by 18.8 cm
Type mixed
Category none

Minuscule 723 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), Θε53 (von Soden),[1][2] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on paper. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 15th century.[3][4] Scrivener labelled it as 828e.[5]


The codex contains the text of the four Gospels, on 397 paper leaves (size 26.8 cm by 18.8 cm).[3][6]

The text is written in one column per page, with 38 lines per page.[3]

It contains Prolegomena, Argumentum, tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) with the harmony, subscriptions, numbers of στιχοι, and the numbers of verses in Luke, as well as a commentary of Theophylact.[6]


Kurt Aland did not place the Greek text of the codex in any category.[7] It was not examined using the Claremont Profile Method,[8] and it lacks the Pericope Adulterae (John 7:53-8:11).[6]


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

The manuscript once belonged to Seb. Tengnagel.[6]

It was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scrivener (828) and Gregory (723). Gregory saw the manuscript in 1887.[6]

At present the manuscript is housed at the Austrian National Library (Theol. gr. 122) in Vienna.[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. 269.
  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. 90. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  4. ^ a b c Handschriftenliste at the Münster Institute
  5. ^ Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament, vol. 1 (4 ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 274. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig. p. 216. 
  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. ^ 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. 

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