Minuscule 792 (Gregory-Aland)

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Minuscule 792
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospels, Apocalypse
Date 13th century
Script Greek
Now at National Library of Greece
Size 9.5 cm by 7 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category none

Minuscule 792 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε585 (von Soden),[1][2] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament written on paper. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 13th century. The manuscript has complex contents.[3][4]


The codex contains the text of the four Gospels and Book of Revelation, on 145 parchment leaves (size 9.5 cm by 7 cm).[3] It contains also some passages of the Old Testament.[5]

The text is written in one column per page, 32-40 lines per page.[3]

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin, with their τιτλοι (titles) at the top of the pages. There is also another division according to the smaller Ammonian Sections.[5]

It contains tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) before each Gospel, subscriptions at the end of each Gospel, and numbers of στιχοι.[5]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Hermann von Soden classified it to the textual family Kak, but with some hesitation.[6] Aland did not place it in any Category.[7]

According to the Claremont Profile Method it has mixed Byzantine text in Luke 1, Luke 10, and Luke 20. It creates textual pair with minuscule 2643.[6]

It lacks the text of Matthew 16:2b–3.[5]


According to Gregory the manuscript was written in the 13th century.[5] The manuscript is currently dated by the INTF to the 13th century.[4] The manuscript was written in Calabria. The manuscript was once presented by Demetrius to Bernardus.[5]

The manuscript was noticed in catalogue from 1876.[8]

It was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Gregory (792). Gregory saw the manuscript in 1886.[5] Text of Apocalypse was collated by Herman C. Hoskier.[9]

The manuscript is now housed at the National Library of Greece (107) in Athens.[3][4]

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  1. ^ Soden, von, Hermann (1902). Die Schriften des neuen Testaments, in ihrer ältesten erreichbaren Textgestalt / hergestellt auf Grund ihrer Textgeschichte 1. Berlin: Verlag von Alexander Duncker. p. 211. 
  2. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 75. 
  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. 93. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  4. ^ a b c Handschriftenliste at the Münster Institute
  5. ^ a b c d e f g Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 222. 
  6. ^ a b 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. 66. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4. 
  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. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 219. 
  9. ^ Concerning the Text of the Apocalypse: Collation of All Existing Available Greek Documents with the Standard Text of Stephen’s Third Edition Together with the Testimony of Versions, Commentaries and Fathers. 1 vol. (London: Bernard Quaritch, Ltd., 1929), pp. 369-380.

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