Minuscule 578

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Minuscule 578
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospels
Date 1361
Script Greek
Now at Bibliothèque municipale d'Arras
Size 20.5 cm by 14 cm
Type Byzantine
Category V

Minuscule 578 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 453 (in the Soden numbering),[1][2] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on paper. It is dated by a colophon to the year 1361.[3] The manuscript has complex contents.

Description[edit]

The codex contains the text of the four Gospels on 241 paper leaves (size 20.5 cm by 14 cm). The writing is in one column per page, 25-26 lines per page.[3]

It contains Prolegomena, tables of the κεφαλαια are placed before every Gospel, numerals of the κεφαλαια at the margin, the τιτλοι, the Ammonian Sections (in Mark 241 – 16:20), (without Eusebian Canons), lectionary markings at the margin, (incipits were added by a later hand) Synaxarion, and Menologion.[4]

Text[edit]

The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. According to Hermann von Soden it is close to the textual groups 1216 and 16.[5] Aland placed it in Category V.[6] According to the Claremont Profile Method it belongs to the group 16 Luke 1 and Luke 10, but in Luke 20 to the group 1167. It is creates textual pair with the codex 217 in Luke 1 and Luke 10.[5]

The Pericope Adulterae (John 7:53-8:11) was omitted by the first scribe, and in the 16th century a later hand added the leaves with the text of pericope.[4]

History[edit]

The manuscript was written by Johannes, a scribe.[4]

Scrivener labelled it by 872.[7] Gregory saw the manuscript in 1884.[4]

Currently the manuscript is housed at the library of the Bibliothèque municipale (Sect. Med., H. 446) in Arras.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hermann von Soden, Die Schriften des neuen Testaments, in ihrer ältesten erreichbaren Textgestalt / hergestellt auf Grund ihrer Textgeschichte (Berlin 1902), vol. 1, p. 195.
  2. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 68. 
  3. ^ 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. 81. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  4. ^ a b c d Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. pp. 204–205. 
  5. ^ a b 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. 63. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4. 
  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. ^ Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament, Vol. 1 (4 ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 275. 

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