Minuscule 46

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Minuscule 46
New Testament manuscript
Folio 117 verso, Mark Evangelist
Folio 117 verso, Mark Evangelist
Name Codex Baroccianus 29
Text Gospels
Date ca. 1300
Script Greek
Now at Bodleian Library
Size 18.5 cm by 12.5 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V
Note marginalia

Minuscule 46 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 1285 (Von Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment leaves. Paleographically it has been assigned to the 13th century. It has complex contents and full marginalia.


The codex contains the complete text of the four Gospels on 342 leaves (size 18.5 cm by 12.5 cm). The text is written stichometrically in one column per page, 18 lines per page.[2][3][4]

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numerals are given at the margin, and their τιτλοι (titles of xhapters). There is also another division according to the smaller Ammonian Sections (in Matthew 355; Mark 241 – 16:20, Luke 342, John 232 sections) with references to the Eusebian Canons.[4]

It contains the Epistula ad Carpianum, Eusebian Canon tables, prolegomena to John, tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) before each Gospel, lectionary markings at the margin (for liturgical use), incipits, αναγνωσεις (in Matthew 116, Mark 71, Luke 114, John 67), synaxaria, Menologion, subscriptions at the end of each Gospel, numbers of στιχοι, and pictures.[5]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland placed 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 creates cluster 46.[7]

According to Gregory its text often agrees with Minuscule 52 and 61.[4]


The manuscript was dated by Scholz to the 15th, by Scrivener to the 11th century and by Gregory to 12th century.[4] Currently it has been assigned by the INTF to the 13th century.[2][3]

The date of the codex is estimated between 1296 and 1318.

The manuscript once belonged to Micheal Zorianos,[4] to Francesco Barozzi (hence name of the codex).

It was examined by Mill (as Bodl. 2) and Griesbach.[5]

The manuscript was added to the list of the New Testament manuscripts by J. J. Wettstein. C. R. Gregory saw it in 1883.[4]

It is currently housed in at the Bodleian Library (Barocci 29), at Oxford.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 49. 
  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. 49.
  3. ^ a b "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 2014-10-19. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testamentes. 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 139. 
  5. ^ 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. 197. 
  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. 

Further reading[edit]

  • J. J. Griesbach, Symbolae critica, Vol. 1, p. CLXXI.

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