|New Testament manuscript
|Now at||Saxon State Library|
|Size||22.5 cm by 17 cm|
Minuscule 241 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), δ 507 (Soden), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 11th century. Formerly it was labelled by 241e, 104a, 120p, and 47r.
The codex contains entire the text of the New Testament, on 353 parchment leaves (size 22.5 cm by 17 cm). The text is written in one column per page, 31 lines per page. The order of books: Gospels, Acts, Pauline epistles, Catholic epistles, and Book of Revelation. It is beautifully written.
The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin, with the τιτλοι (titles of chapters) at the top of the pages.
The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Alexandrian text-type. The text contains a rare readings. Kurt Aland did not place it in any Category. It was not examined by the Claremont Profile Method.
The manuscript was bought by Alexius for 52 aspri in 1453 in Constantinople. Pachonius, a monk sent it in 1616, along with other books to the monastery Dochiarii at Mount Athos. It was brought to Moscow, by the monk Arsenius, on the suggestion of the Patriarch Nikon, in the reign of Alexei Mikhailovich Romanov (1645-1676). The manuscript was collated by C. F. Matthaei. In 1788 it was bought for the library in Dresden. It was examined by Matthaei, Tregelles, Gebhardt, and Gregory. Herman C. Hoskier collated its text (only for Apocalypse).
- For the other textual variants of this verse see: Textual variants in the First Epistle of John.
- Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 56.
- 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.
- 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. 223–224.
- "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 3 September 2012.
- Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 171.
- David Alan Black, New Testament Textual Criticism, Baker Books, 2006, p. 64.
- 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.
- 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.
- UBS3, p. 823.
- 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. 223.
- C. F. Matthei, Novum Testamentum Graece et Latine (Riga, 1782-1788). (as k)
- Herman C. Hoskier, Concernig the Text of the Apocalypse (London, 1929), vol. 1, pp. 133-137.
- "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 2013-04-29.