Minuscule 233

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Minuscule 233
New Testament manuscript
Name Codex Escurialensis
Text Gospels
Date 13th century
Script Greek
Now at Escurial
Size 26.7 cm by 20 cm
Category none
Note paper in bad condition

Minuscule 233 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 173 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment and paper. Paleographically it has been assigned to the 13th century.[2]


The codex contains the text of the four Gospels, on 279 parchment leaves (size 26.7 cm by 20 cm), with some lacunae.[2] It is written partly on parchment, partly on paper, in two columns per page, 37 lines per page.[2] The leaves are arranged in octavo. It has some additional material (life of saints).

It contains a commentary, in catena quotations of Church Fathers, Prolegomena to the four Gospels, the Eusebian tables, tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) before each Gospel, numbers of ρηματα, and numbers of στιχοι to the first two Gospels.[3][4] It has ligatures. The paper has survived in bad condition. It is hard to read.[4]


Kurt Aland the Greek text of the codex did not place in any Category.[5] It was not examined by the Claremont Profile Method.[6]


The manuscript once belonged to Matthew Dandolo, a Venetian noble.[4]

It was described by Daniel Gotthilf Moldenhawer, who collated it about 1783 for Andreas Birch (Esc. 12).[7]

It is currently housed at the Escurial (Cod. Escurialensis, Y. II. 8).[2]

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  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 56. 
  2. ^ a b c d K. Aland, M. Welte, B. Köster, K. Junack, "Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments", Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, New York 1994, p. 61.
  3. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 170. 
  4. ^ a b c 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. 222–223. 
  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. pp. 132, 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. 57. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4. 
  7. ^ F. H. A. Scrivener, "A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament" (London 1861), p. 165.

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