Minuscule 48

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Minuscule 48
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospels
Date 12th century
Script Greek
Now at Bodleian Library
Size 28.5 cm by 22.5 cm
Type ?
Category none
Note marginalia

Minuscule 48 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), A232 (von Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment leaves. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 12th century.[2] It has complex contents with some marginalia.


The codex contains the complete text of the four Gospels on 145 leaves (size 28.5 cm by 22.5 cm) with a commentary. The text is written in two columns per page, 30 lines per page.[2][3]

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin.[4]

It contains the Eusebian Canon tables at the beginning, subscriptions at the end of the Gospels, with numbers of ρηματα, and numbers of στιχοι, some notes from the first scribe,[4] scholia from the later hand, and pictures.[5]

It has errors with iota subscriptum.[4]


Kurt Aland the Greek text of the codex did not place in any Category.[6] It was not examined by using the Claremont Profile Method.[7] In result the textual character of the codex is unknown.


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

The manuscript was used by Mill (as Bodl. 7).[5] Scholz dated the manuscript to the 13th century.[4] Currently it is dated by the INTF to the 12th century.[2]

It 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 at the Bodleian Library (Auct. D. 2. 17), at Oxford.[2]

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  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, "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. p. 140. 
  5. ^ a b Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament 1. 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. pp. 132, 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. 

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