Minuscule 603

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Minuscule 603
New Testament manuscript
Text Acts of the Apostles, Pauline epistles
Date 14th century
Script Greek
Now at Bibliothèque nationale de France
Size 22.1 cm by 16 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V

Minuscule 603 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), α 61 (von Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on paper. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 14th century.[2] The manuscript is lacunose. Formerly it was labeled by 123a and 144p.[3]


The codex contains the text of the Acts of the Apostles, Catholic epistles, Pauline epistles on 476 paper leaves (size 22.1 cm by 16 cm),[2] with only one lacuna (1 Peter 1:9-2:7). The text is written in one column per page, 29-30 lines per page.[2]

It contains Prolegomena, tables of the κεφαλαια before each book, numbers the κεφαλαια (chapters) at the margin, the τιτλοι (titles) at the top, lectionary markings at the margin, subscriptions at the end of each book, and στιχοι.[4] It has hymns.[4]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland placed it in Category V.[5]


The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Johann Martin Augustin Scholz. It was examined by Henri Omont, who dated the manuscript on the 13th century. It was examined and described by Paulin Martin.[6] Gregory saw the manuscript in 1885.[4]

The manuscript currently is housed at the Bibliothèque nationale de France (Gr. 106A), at Paris.[2]

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  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 69. 
  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. 82.
  3. ^ Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament, vol. 1 (4 ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 293. 
  4. ^ a b c Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig. p. 275. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ Jean-Pierre-Paul Martin, Description technique des manuscrits grecs, relatif au N. T., conservé dans les bibliothèques des Paris (Paris 1883), p. 117

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