Minuscule 844 (Gregory-Aland)

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Minuscule 844
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospels
Date 15th century
Script Greek
Now at University of Padua
Size 13.5 cm by 10.3 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V

Minuscule 844 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε505 (von Soden),[1][2] is a 15th-century Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament on parchment. The manuscript is not complete.


The codex contains the text of the four Gospels on 232 parchment leaves (size 13.5 cm by 10.3 cm) with some lacunae[3] (Matthew 1:1-10; Mark 1:1-10; 15:4 [14:60]-16:20; Luke 1:1-12; John 1:1-16)[4] The text is written in one column per page, 20 lines per page.[3][5] It contains one fragment of Apostolos. The portraits of the Evangelists and the decorated headpieces were lost.[1]

The text is divided according to the Ammonian Sections, whose numbers are given art the margin, but without references to the Eusebian Canons.[4]

It contains the tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) before each Gospel, and lectionary markings at the margin, Synaxarion, Menologion, and subscriptions at the end of each of the Gospels.[1][4]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Hermann von Soden classified it to the textual family Kx.[6] Kurt Aland the Greek text of the codex placed in Category V.[7] According to the Claremont Profile Method it represents mixed text in Luke 1 (fragmentary), mixture of the Byzantine families in Luke 10, textual cluster 1519 in Luke 20.[6]

The Pericope Adulterae (John 7:53-8:11) is marked by an obelus.[4]


C. R. Gregory dated the manuscript to the 15th century. Currently the manuscript is dated by the INTF to the 15th century.[5]

The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Gregory (844e). It was examined by Oscar von Gebhardt in 1882.[4]

Currently the manuscript is housed at the University of Padua (Ms. 695), in Padua.[3][5]

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  1. ^ a b c 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. pp. 206–207. 
  2. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 77. 
  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. 96. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig: Hinrichs. p. 226. 
  5. ^ a b c "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 24 February 2011. 
  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. 67. 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. 

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External links[edit]

  • "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 1 March 2011.