Minuscule 803 (Gregory-Aland)

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New Testament manuscripts
Minuscule 803
Text Matthew, Mark, Luke
Date 16th century
Script Greek
Now at National Library of Greece
Size 22 cm by 15.5 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category none

Minuscule 803 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε614 (von Soden),[1][2] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament written on paper. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 16th century.


The codex contains the text of the three first Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke), on 215 paper leaves (size 22 cm by 15.5 cm).[3]

The text is written in one column per page, 15-20 lines per page.[3][4] According to Gregory it has 177 leaves,[5] according to von Soden 176 leaves.[1]

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 (with a Harmony). There is also another division according to the smaller Ammonian Sections, but without a references to the Eusebian Canons.[5]

It contains Prolegomena, list of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) before the Gospel of Mark, lectionary markings at the margin, incipits, αναγνωσεις, subscriptions at the end each of the Gospels, and numbers of στιχοι in Matthew.[5]


Kurt Aland the Greek text of the codex did not place in any Category.[6]

It was not examined according to the Claremont Profile Method.[7]


According to C. R. Gregory the manuscript was written in the 16th century.[5] The manuscript is currently dated by the INTF to the 16th century.[4]

According to the subscription it once belonged to "Ananiou Hegoumenou".[5]

It was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Gregory (803e). Gregory saw the manuscript in 1886.[5]

The manuscript is now housed at the National Library of Greece (88) in Athens.[3][4]

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  1. ^ a b 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. 213. 
  2. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 75. 
  3. ^ a b c Aland, Kurt; M. Welte; B. Köster; K. Junack (1994). Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. p. 94. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  4. ^ a b c "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 16 November 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs’sche Buchhandlung. p. 223. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ 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. 

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