Minuscule 29

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Minuscule 29
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospels
Date 10th century
Script Greek
Now at National Library of France
Size 18.1 cm by 14.1 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V

Minuscule 29 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 1022 (Soden).[1] It is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, written on vellum. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 10th century.[2][3]

Description[edit]

The codex contains the text of the four Gospels on 169 parchment leaves (18.1 cm by 14.1 cm).[2] In the three later Gospels some leaves lost (Matthew 1-15; Mark 16:15-20; Luke 4:28-5:7), and were supplied in the 15th century by paper leaves.[4][5] The text is written in one column per page, 30 lines per page.[2] It is beautifully but carelessly written by a Latin scribe.[4] The initial letters are written in colour.[5]

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 234, the last in 16:9) with references to the Eusebian Canons.[5]

It contains the Prolegomena of Cosmas, Eusebian Canon tables at the beginning, subscriptions at the end of each Gospel, liturgical books with hagiographies (Synaxarion and Menologion), and scholia at the margin.[5]

It contains corrections on the margin made by prima manu.[5]

Text[edit]

The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland place it in Category V.[6]

According to the Claremont Profile Method it represents textual family Kx in Luke 1 and Luke 20. In Luke 10 no profile was made. It was corrected toward Πb.[7]

History[edit]

F. H. A. Scrivener dated the manuscript to the 12th century. Currently it is dated by the INTF to the 10th century.[2][3]

The manuscript was brought from Greece.[4] It was added to the list of the New Testament manuscripts by J. J. Wettstein, who gave it the number 29.[8]

The manuscript was examined by John Mill (Colbertinus 3). Mill compares its text with that of Minuscule 71 and found some affinities. Scholz (1794-1852) examined only texts of Mark 1-5 and John 5-8.[5] It was examined and described by Paulin Martin.[9] C. R. Gregory saw the manuscript in 1885.[5]

It is currently housed at the Bibliothèque nationale de France (Gr. 89) at Paris.[2][3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 49. 
  2. ^ a b c d e K. Aland; M. Welte; B. Köster; K. Junack (1994). Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. p. 48. 
  3. ^ a b c "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 2013-09-26. 
  4. ^ a b c 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. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testamentes. 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 135. 
  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. p. 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. ^ 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. 72. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 
  9. ^ Jean-Pierre-Paul Martin, Description technique des manuscrits grecs, relatif au Nouveau Testament, conservé dans les bibliothèques des Paris (Paris 1883), p. 41

Further reading[edit]

  • Kirsopp Lake & Silva Lake, "Family 13 (The Ferrar Group): The Text According to Mark", Studies & Documents 11, 1941