Minuscule 26

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Minuscule 26
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospels
Date 11th-century
Script Greek
Now at National Library of France
Size 24.1 cm by 18.5 cm
Type mixed
Category none
Hand neatly written

Minuscule 26 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 165 (von Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, written on vellum, on 179 leaves. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 11th-century.[2][3] It has marginalia.


The codex contains a complete text of the four Gospels on 179 parchment leaves (24.1 cm by 18.5 cm) with lacunae. The text is written in one column per page, 27-28 lines per page.[4] The text is written neatly and correctly.

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters) whose numbers are given at the margin, and the τιτλοι (titles of chapters) at the top of the pages. There is also a division according to the Ammonian Sections (in Mark 240, the last in 16:19). There is no references to the Eusebian Canons.[4]

It contains the Epistula ad Carpianum, Prolegomena, Eusebian Canon tables, lectionary markings at the margin (for liturgical use), liturgical books with hagiographies (Synaxarion, and Menologion).[5]

Kurt Aland the Greek text of the codex did not place in any Category.[6] According to the Claremont Profile Method it represents textual family Kx in Luke 10 and Luke 20. In Luke 1 it has mixture of the Byzantine families.[7]


The manuscript was written by Paulus, a scribe.[4] It is dated by the INTF to the 11th-century.[3]

It was added to the list of the New Testament manuscripts by Wettstein, who gave it the number 26. It was examined and described by Scholz (1794-1852), Paulin Martin,[8] and Henri Omont. C. R. Gregory saw the manuscript in 1885.[4]

It is currently housed at the Bibliothèque nationale de France (Gr. 78) at Paris.[2][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 49. 
  2. ^ a b K. Aland, M. Welte, B. Köster, K. Junack, Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, New York 1994, p. 48.
  3. ^ a b c "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 2013-09-26. 
  4. ^ a b c d Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testamentes. 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 134. 
  5. ^ 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. 194. 
  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. pp. 129, 138. 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. 53. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4. 
  8. ^ Jean-Pierre-Paul Martin, Description technique des manuscrits grecs, relatif au Nouveau Testament, conservé dans les bibliothèques des Paris (Paris 1883), p. 39

Further reading[edit]

  • Jean-Pierre-Paul Martin, Description technique des manuscrits grecs, relatif au Nouveau Testament, conservé dans les bibliothèques des Paris (Paris 1883), p. 39