Minuscule 749 (Gregory-Aland)

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New Testament manuscripts
Minuscule 749
Text Gospels
Date 13th century
Script Greek
Now at Bibliothèque nationale de France
Size 33 cm by 24.1 cm
Type Byzantine text-type/mixed
Category none
Note commentary

Minuscule 749 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), Θε202 (von Soden),[1][2] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament written on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 13th century. The manuscript has no complex contents.[3][4] Scrivener labelled it as 773e.[5]


The codex contains the text of the four Gospels on 199 parchment leaves (size 33 cm by 24.1 cm), with some lacunae.[3] It lacks text of Matthew 1:1-3:10; 4:3-7:28; 12:1-24:26; 24:44-28:20; Mark 14:62-16:20; Luke 2:51-5:12; 5:26-11:51; 21:34-38; 22:28-34; John 1:15-5:45; 19:35-20:1; 21:19-fin.[6]

The text is written in one column per page, 41-42 lines per page.[3]

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin, and their τιτλοι (titles) at the top.[6]

It contains Prolegomena and a commentary of Theophylact.[6]


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

It was not examined according to the Claremont Profile Method.[8]


F. H. A. Scrivener dated the manuscript to the 12th or 13th century[5] and C. R. Gregory dated the manuscript to the 13th century.[6] The manuscript is currently dated by the INTF to the 13th century.[4]

It was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scrivener (773) and Gregory (749). 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 (Suppl. Gr. 904) 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. 263.
  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 1 (4 ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 271. 
  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. pp. 133, 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 Testament, conservé dans les bibliothèques des Paris (Paris 1883), p. 174

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