Minuscule 263

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Minuscule 263
New Testament manuscript
Text New Testament (except Rev.)
Date 13th century
Script Greek
Now at National Library of France
Size 21.1 cm by 15.7 cm
Type eclectic
Category III/V
Note marginalia

Minuscule 263 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), δ 372 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Paleographically it has been assigned to the 13th century.[2] It has marginalia.


The codex contains the text of the New Testament except Book of Revelation on 294 parchment leaves (21.1 cm by 15.7 cm). The text is written in one column per page, in 28-29 lines.[2] The order of books: Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, Catholic epistles, and Pauline epistles (Hebrews after 2 Thessalonians).[3]

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin, and their τιτλοι (titles of chapters) at the top of the pages. The text of the Gospels is also a divided according to the Ammonian Sections (in Mark 234 Sections, the last section in 16:9). It has no references to the Eusebian Canons.[3]

It contains tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) before each Gospel, lectionary markings at the margin (for liturgical use), and subscriptions at the end of each of biblical book, with numbers of στιχοι.[3]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type (except Paul). Kurt Aland placed it in Category III in Pauline epistles and in Category V in rest of books.The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland placed it in Category V.[4]

Hermann von Soden classified it to the textual family K1.[5]

According to the Claremont Profile Method it represents textual family Kx in Luke 1 and Luke 20. In Luke 10 no profile was made.[5]

Ending of the Epistle to the Romans has omitted verse 16:24 (as in codices Codex Sinaiticus A B C 5 81 623 1739 1838 1962 2127 itz vgww copsa,bo ethro Origenlat).[6]


The place of origin is probably Asia Minor.[7] The manuscript once belonged to Jean Hurault de Boistaillé, together with the manuscripts 10, 203, 301, 306, 314. The manuscripts was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scholz (1794-1852).[7] It was examined and described by Paulin Martin.[8] C. R. Gregory saw the manuscript in 1885.[3]

The manuscript is currently housed at the Bibliothèque nationale de France (Gr. 61) at Paris.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 57. 
  2. ^ a b c K. Aland, M. Welte, B. Köster, K. Junack, "Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments", Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, New York 1994, p. 62.
  3. ^ a b c d Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 173. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ 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. 58. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4. 
  6. ^ UBS3, p. 576.
  7. ^ a b 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. 225. 
  8. ^ Jean-Pierre-Paul Martin, Description technique des manuscrits grecs, relatif au Nouveau Testament, conservé dans les bibliothèques des Paris (Paris 1883), p. 54

Further reading[edit]

  • Jean-Pierre-Paul Martin, Description technique des manuscrits grecs, relatif au Nouveau Testament, conservé dans les bibliothè des Paris (Paris 1883), p. 54

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