Minuscule 288

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Minuscule 288
New Testament manuscript
Text Matthew, Luke, John
Date 15th century
Script Greek
Now at Oxford, Paris
Size 24.5 cm by 15 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V
Note marginalia

Minuscule 288 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 524 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on paper. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 15th century.[2] It has marginalia.


The codex contains the text of the Gospel of Matthew, Gospel of Luke, and Gospel of John on 250 paper leaves (24.5 cm by 15 cm). It lacks Gospel of Mark. The text is written in one column per page, in 18 lines per page.[2]

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers (also Latin κεφαλαια) are given at the margin, and the τιτλοι (titles of chapters) at the top of the pages.[3]

It contains subscriptions at the end of each Gospel, and pictures.[3]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland placed it in Category V.[4] According to Claremont Profile Method it represents in Luke 1 and Luke 20 textual family Kx. In Luke 10 no profile was made. It belongs to the textual cluster 17 along with manuscripts 30, 70, 120, 287, and 880. It creates a pair with 30.[5]


The manuscript was written by George Hermonymus.[3]

The Gospel of Matthew once belonged to Antonio Dizomaeo. The Gospel of Luke once belonged to Germain de Brixius, then to Jacques Tusan († 1546). The Gospel of John belonged to C. Emmery Sanguintiniani, then to Henri Jacques Nonpareil de Caumont, Herzog de la Force († 1726), then to Antoine Moriau, who presented it to the library of the Institut de Paris.[3]

It was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scholz (1794-1852).[6] It was examined by Wettstein, and Griesbach.[3] Paulin Martin described part of the codex housed in BnF (Gospel of Luke).[7] C. R. Gregory saw the manuscript in 1883 (Oxford) and in 1884 (Paris).[3]

The manuscript is currently housed in these places:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 58. 
  2. ^ a b c Aland, K.; M. Welte; B. Köster; K. Junack (1994). Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. p. 64. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig: Hinrichs. p. 176. 
  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. ^ 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. pp. 58, 95. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ Jean-Pierre-Paul Martin, Description technique des manuscrits grecs, relatif au Nouveau Testament, conservé dans les bibliothèques des Paris (Paris 1883), p. 70

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. 70.

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