Minuscule 60

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Minuscule 60
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospels
Date 1297
Script Greek
Now at Cambridge University Library
Size 20.5 cm by 14.5 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V
Hand elegantly written
Note marginalia

Minuscule 60 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 1321 (Von Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment leaves. It is dated by a colophon to the year 1297.[2] It has complex contents, marginalia are incomplete.


The codex contains complete text of the four Gospels on 291 leaves (size 20.5 cm by 14.5 cm).[2] The text is written elegantly in one column per page, 24-26 lines per page.[3]

The text is divided according to κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin, and their τιτλοι (titles of chapters) at the top of the pages. The text is also divided into the Ammonian Sections, but curiously no references to the Eusebian Canons on a margin of the text.[3]

It contains the Epistula ad Carpianum, the Eusebian Tables, tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) before each Gospel, subscriptions at the end of each Gospel, and pictures. It has a few scholia from Arethas.[4]

Together with the codex 2821 it belongs to the same manuscript. Folios 4-294 belong to the codex 60, folios 295-316 – to the codex 2821.[2]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Hermann von Soden classified it to the textual family Kx.[5] Kurt Aland placed it in Category V.[6] According to the Claremont Profile Method it represents textual cluster 1685, and it is closely related to Kx.[5]


Micheal ο μαντυλιδης wrote this manuscript for Georg τον μουγδουφον. The manuscript once belonged to Bishop Moore (along with minuscule 440), after his death in 1714 to King George I, who gave it to the Cambridge University.[3]

It was examined by John Mill (as Moori 1), Richard Bentley (as o'), and Franz Delitzsch.[4] C. R. Gregory saw it in 1886.[3]

It is currently housed in at the Cambridge University Library (Dd. 9.69, fol. 4–294), at Cambridge.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 50. 
  2. ^ a b c d 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 c d Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 142. 
  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. p. 199. 
  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. 54. 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. 138. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Franz Delitzsch, "Studien zur Entstehungsgeschichte der Polyglottenbibel des Cardinal Ximenes", Leipzig 1871.