Minuscule 299

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Minuscule 299
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospels
Date 10th century
Script Greek
Now at Bibliothèque nationale de France
Size 27.5 cm by 20.5 cm
Type mixed
Category none
Note marginalia

Minuscule 299 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), A21 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 10th century.[2] It has marginalia.


The codex contains a complete text of the four Gospels on 328 parchment leaves (27.5 cm by 20.5 cm). The text is written in one column per page, in 24 lines per page.[2]

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin of the text, and their τιτλοι (titles of chapters) at the top of the pages. There is also another division according to the smaller Ammonian Sections (in Mark 240, 16:8), with references to the Eusebian Canons.[3]

It contains the Epistula ad Carpianum, Prolegomena, the Eusebian tables, Synaxarion, Menologion, subscriptions at the end of each Gospel, and pictures.[3] The biblical text is surrounded by a commentary (MarkVictorinus).[3]


The Greek text of the codex is a mixture of text-types. Kurt Aland did not place it in any Category.[4]

It was not examined by using the Claremont Profile Method.[5]


It was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scholz (1794–1852).[6] It was examined and described by Paulin Martin.[7] C. R. Gregory saw the manuscript in 1885.[3]

The manuscript is currently housed at the Bibliothèque nationale de France (Suppl. Gr. 177) at Paris.[2]

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  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 Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: Hinrichs. p. 177. 
  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. 132, 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. p. 59. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4. 
  6. ^ Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1861). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament (1 ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 168. 
  7. ^ Jean-Pierre-Paul Martin, Description technique des manuscrits grecs relatifs au Nouveau Testament, conservés dans les bibliothèques de Paris (Paris 1883), p. 75

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