Minuscule 748 (Gregory-Aland)

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Minuscule 748
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospels
Date 12th century
Script Greek
Now at Bibliothèque nationale de France
Size 23.5 cm by 15 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V

Minuscule 748 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε1203 (von Soden),[1][2] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament written on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 12th century. The manuscript has no complex contents.[3][4] Scrivener labelled it as 758e.[5]


The codex contains a complete text of the four Gospels on 278 parchment leaves (size 23.5 cm by 15 cm), with numerous lacunae.[3] The leaves are arranged in octavo (eight leaves in quire). The text is written in one column per page, 19 lines per page.[6]


Matthew 7:25-8:28; 12:36-13:8; 13:38-28:20; Mark 1:1-6:1; 6:10-7:22; 7:23-16:20; Luke 1:1-3:18; 3:34-8:53; 9:9-16:11; 16:21-23:49; 24:6-53; John 1:1-15:6; 16:19-18:18; 18:38-19:29.

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin, and their τιτλοι (titles) at the top. There is also another division according to the smaller Ammonian Sections (in Mark 237 sections, last numbered sections ends in 16:15), without references to the Eusebian Canons.[6]

It contains tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) before each Gospel, lectionary markings at the margin, incipits, and subscriptions at the end of the Gospels.[6]


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

Hermann von Soden classified it to the textual family Ir. According to the Claremont Profile Method it belongs to the textual cluster 686.[8]


Scrivener[5] and Gregory dated the manuscript to the 12th century.[6] The manuscript is currently dated by the INTF to the 12th century.[4]

It was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scrivener (758) and Gregory (748). Gregory saw the manuscript in 1885.[6]

The manuscript is now housed at the Bibliothèque nationale de France (Suppl. Gr. 903) 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. 161.
  2. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 74. 
  3. ^ a b c 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 1 (4 ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 270. 
  6. ^ a b c d e Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 218. 
  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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