Minuscule 11

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Minuscule 11
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospels
Date 14th-century
Script Greek
Now at National Library of France
Size 16.2 cm by 9.3 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V
Hand neatly written

Minuscule 11 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 297 (Soden).[1] It is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament in two small volumes. The first volume has 230 leaves, the second volume has 274 leaves parchment (16.2 cm by 9.3 cm). Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 14th-century.[2]


The codex contains the complete text of the four Gospels. The text is written in one column per page, 16 lines per page, in neat letters.[2]

The text is divided according to the κεφάλαια (chapters), whose numbers are placed at the margin, and their τιτλοι (titles) at the top of the pages. There is also another division according to the shorter the Ammonian Sections (in Mark 233 sections, the last in 16:7), whose numbers are placed at the margin, with references to the Eusebian Canons (written below Ammonian Section numbers).[3]

It contains the Eusebian Canon tables, placed before each Gospel, and portraits of the Evangelists.[3]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type, but there are some Alexandrian readings.[4] Kurt Aland placed it in Category V.[5]

According to the Claremont Profile Method it represents textual family Πb in Luke 1, and Kx in Luke 10 and Luke 20.[6]


The manuscript was dated by C. R. Gregory to the 12th century.[3] Currently it is dated by the INTF to the 14th-century.[7]

It was in private hands, and belonged to the Archbishop of Reims Le Tellier (1671–1710), like codices 10, 13.[8] It was used by Kuster in his edition of the Greek New Testament (as Paris 4). The manuscript was examined by Scholz. It was examined and described by Paulin Martin.[9] C. R. Gregory saw the manuscript in 1885.[3]

The codex now is located at the National Library of France (Gr. 121.122) at Paris.[2][7]

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  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 48. 
  2. ^ a b c Aland, K.; M. Welte; B. Köster; K. Junack (1994). Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments (2 ed.). Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. p. 47. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  3. ^ a b c d Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testamentes. 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs’sche Buchhandlung. p. 130. 
  4. ^ C.v. Tischendorf (1859). Novum Testamentum Graece. Editio Septima. Lipsiae. p. CXCV. 
  5. ^ 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. 138. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 
  6. ^ 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. 53. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4. 
  7. ^ a b "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  8. ^ 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. 192. 
  9. ^ Jean-Pierre-Paul Martin (1883). Description technique des manuscrits grecs, relatif au Nouveau Testament, conservé dans les bibliothèques des Paris. Paris. p. 24. 

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