Minuscule 2817

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Minuscule 2817
New Testament manuscript
Text Pauline epistles
Date 12th century
Script Greek
Now at Basel University Library
Size 28.5 cm by 21.5 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V

Minuscule 2817 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), α 287 (von Soden). Formerly it was labeled as 7pK in all catalogs, but it was renumbered by Gregory, because two manuscripts had number 7 (7e and 7p). It is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, dated palaeographically to the 12th century.


The codex contains the text of the Pauline epistles, on 387 parchment pages with only one lacunae. Manuscript ends on Hebr 12:18. It is written in one column per page, 28-32 lines per page.[1] The text is written on a parchment in minuscule. It contains notes and glosses.

The Greek text of the Gospels is a representative of the Byzantine text-type.[2] Hermann von Soden classified it as Ifb (together with minuscules 115, 179, 267, 659, 827). Aland placed it in Category V.[3] It is close to the textual family Kx.

History of the codex[edit]

This codex was used by Erasmus in his Novum Testamentum. It was used also by Robert Estienne in his Editio Regia (1550), who designated it as ς'. In result its readings became a part of the Textus Receptus.

The codex is located now at the Basel University Library (Cod. A. N. III. 11), in Basel.[1][4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Kurt Aland, M. Welte, B. Köster, K. Junack, Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des neuen Testaments, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, New York 1994, p. 212.
  2. ^ Nestle, Eberhard et Erwin; communiter ediderunt: B. et K. Aland, J. Karavidopoulos, C. M. Martini, B. M. Metzger (2001). Novum Testamentum Graece (27 ed.). Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft. p. 714. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 8 March 2011. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Hermann von Soden, Die Schriften des Neuen Testaments, in ihrer ältesten erreichbaren Textgestalt hergestellt auf Grund ihrer Textgeschichte, Verlag von Arthur Glaue, Berlin 1902-1910.

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