Minuscule 734 (Gregory-Aland)

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Minuscule 734
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospels
Date 14th century
Script Greek
Now at Bibliothèque nationale de France
Size 29.9 cm by 22 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V

Minuscule 734 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), Θε48 (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 no complex contents.[3][4] Scrivener labelled it as 752e.[5]


The codex contains the text of the Gospel of John, Gospel of Matthew, and Gospel of Luke, on 297 parchment leaves (size 29.9 cm by 22 cm).[3][6] The leaves 269-297 are paper. It is ornamented.[5]

The text of the Gospel of Mark has lost. Only Prolegomena to Mark has survived.[1]

The order of books: John, Matthew, Luke, and Mark.[1] The same order has minuscule 19 and 427.

The text is written in one column per page, 37 lines per page.[3]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland placed it in Category V.[7]

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


Scrivener and Gregory dated the manuscript to the 14th or 15th century.[6] The manuscript is currently dated by the INTF to the 14th century.[4]

The manuscript formerly belonged to Arsenios from Monembasia.[1]

The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scrivener (752) and Gregory (734). 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. 192) in Paris.[3][4]

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  1. ^ a b c d Hermann von Soden, Die Schriften des neuen Testaments, in ihrer ältesten erreichbaren Textgestalt / hergestellt auf Grund ihrer Textgeschichte (Berlin 1902), vol. 1, p. 266.
  2. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 74. 
  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. 91. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  4. ^ a b c Handschriftenliste at the Münster Institute
  5. ^ a b 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 Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig. p. 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 Nouveau Testameny, conservé dans les bibliothèques des Paris (Paris 1883), p. 98

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