Minuscule 517

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Minuscule 517
New Testament manuscript
Text New Testament
Date 11th/12th century
Script Greek
Now at Christ Church, Oxford
Size 25.5 cm by 19.5 cm
Type mixed
Category none
Note full marginalia

Minuscule 517 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 167 α 214 (in the Soden numbering),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 11th or 12th century.[2] Scrivener labeled it by number 503. The manuscript is lacunose. It was adapted for liturgical use.


The codex contains the text of the New Testament on 201 parchment leaves (size 25.5 cm by 19.5 cm) with a major lacunae (Acts 1:1-17:24; 18:13-28:31; 1 John 3:9-4:9; Hebrews 7:26-9:28; Luke 2:15-46; 6:42-24:53; John). Some lacunae were supplied by a later hand.[3] It is written in one column per page, 29-31 lines per page.[3]

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin, and their τιτλοι (titles of chapters) at the top of the pages. The text of the Gospels has also another division according to the smaller Ammonian Sections (in Mark 234 Sections - the last section in 16:9), (no references to the Eusebian Canons).[3]

It contains prolegomena to all epistles, the tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) are placed before each Gospel, lectionary markings at the margin (for liturgical use), and the Euthalian Apparatus.[4][3]

The order of books: Acts, Catholic epistles, Apocalypse, Pauline epistles, and Gospels.[3]

10 homoioteleuton, N ephelkystikon (often with nouns) 196 times.[5]


The Greek text of the codex is a mixture of the text-types. Aland did not place it in any Category.[6]

According to the Claremont Profile Method it represents textual cluster 1675 in Luke 1 as a core member. In Luke 10 and Luke 20 manuscript is defective.[7]


In 1727 the manuscript came from Constantinople to England and was presented to archbishop of Canterbury, William Wake, together with minuscules 73, 74, 506-520. Wake presented it to the Christ Church College in Oxford.[3]

The manuscript collated by F. H. A. Scrivener and was added by him to the list of New Testament minuscule manuscripts (503).[4] C. R. Gregory gave for it number 517.[3]

Herman C. Hoskier collated the text of the Apocalypse.

It is currently housed at the Christ Church (Wake 34) in Oxford.[2]

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  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 66. 
  2. ^ a b Aland, K.; M. Welte; B. Köster; K. Junack (1994). Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. p. 77. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 198. 
  4. ^ 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. pp. 247–248. 
  5. ^ Scrivener, Adversaria..., p. XXXVII
  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. 139. 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. 62. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4. 

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