Minuscule 728 (Gregory-Aland)

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New Testament manuscripts
Minuscule 728
Text Gospels
Date 14th century
Script Greek
Now at Bibliothèque nationale de France
Size 30.3 cm by 21.5 cm
Category none

Minuscule 728 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), Θε412 (von Soden),[1][2] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament written on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 14th century. The manuscript has complex contents.[3][4] Scrivener labelled it as 746e.[5]


The codex contains a complete text of the four Gospels on 231 parchment leaves (size 30.3 cm by 21.5 cm), without any lacunae.[3]

The text is written in two columns per page, 60-68 lines per page.[3]

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), with their τιτλοι (titles of chapters) at the top of the pages. There is also a division according to the smaller Ammonian Sections, but without references to the Eusebian Canons.[6]

It contains Prolegomena, lists of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents), subscriptions at the end of the Gospels, numbers of στιχοι, Synaxarion, lectionary markings at the margin, and pictures. It has a commentary of Theophylact.[6]


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

It was not examined by using the Claremont Profile Method.[8]


Scrivener dated the manuscript to the 13th century, Gregory dated it to the 14th century.[6] The manuscript is currently dated by the INTF to the 14th century.[4]

It was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scrivener (746) and Gregory (728). It was examined and described by Paulin Martin.[9] Gregory saw the manuscript in 1885.[6]

The manuscript is now housed at the Bibliothèque nationale de France (Gr. 181) in Paris.[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. 267.
  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. 270. 
  6. ^ a b c d Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig. pp. 216–217. 
  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. 
  9. ^ Jean-Pierre-Paul Martin, Description technique des manuscrits grecs, relatif au N.bT., conservé dans les bibliothèques des Paris (Paris 1883), p. 95

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