Codex Zittaviensis

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Minuscule 664
New Testament manuscript
Name Codex Zittaviensis
Text New Testament
Date 15th century
Script Greek
Now at Zittau
Size 31 cm by 20.2 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V

The Codex Zittaviensis (No. 664 in the Gregory-Aland numbering), δ 502 (von Soden),[1] dedicated as Rahlfs 44, is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the Old Testament and New Testament, on paper. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 15th century. The manuscript has complex contents.[2][3] Gregory labelled it by 664e, 253a, 303p, and 106r.[4] Scrivener labelled it by 605e, 233a, 243p, and 106r.[5]

Description[edit]

The codex contains the entire of the New Testament, on 233 paper leaves (size 31 cm by 20.2 cm).[4][5]

The text is written in one column per page, 30 lines per page.[2][4] It contains Prolegomena, lists of the κεφαλαια are placed before every book, the text is divided according to the κεφαλαια, with τιτλοι, subscriptions at the end of books, and stichoi.[4][5]

It contains also the text of the Old Testament (the whole codex has 775 leaves) with the books of 1 Esdras, 4 Maccabees, Judith, Tobit. The order of books: Old Testament (Genesis–Esther), Gospels, Book of Acts, Catholic epistles, Pauline epistles, and Apocalypse.[4]

Text[edit]

The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Hermann von Soden lists it to the textual family Kr. Kurt Aland placed it in Category V.[6]

According to the Claremont Profile Method it belongs to the textual family Kr in Luke 1; 10; 20.[7]

History[edit]

Scrivener dated the manuscript to the 14th century,[5] Gregory dated it to the 15th century.[4] Currently the manuscript is dated by the INTF to the 15th century.[3]

The manuscript once belonged to David Fleischmann († 1606), then to John Fleischmann, who in 1620 presented the manuscript to the Stadtbiliothek in Zittau.[4]

It was examined and collated by Christian Frederick Matthaei in 1801-1802, but this collation had lost.[4][5] Ernst von Dobschütz examined the manuscript. Gregory saw the manuscript in 1889.[4]

The text of the Apocalypse was collated by Herman C. Hoskier.[8]

Currently the manuscript is housed at the Stadtbibliothek (A 1), in Zittau.[2][3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 71. 
  2. ^ 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. 86. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  3. ^ a b c Handschriftenliste at the Münster Institute
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig. p. 210. 
  5. ^ a b c d e 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. 261. 
  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. 64. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4. 
  8. ^ Herman C. Hoskier, Concerning the Text of the Apocalypse: Collation of All Existing Available Greek Documents with the Standard Text of Stephen’s Third Edition Together with the Testimony of Versions, Commentaries and Fathers. vol. 1 (London: Bernard Quaritch, Ltd., 1929), pp. 330-337

Further reading[edit]

  • Herman C. Hoskier, Concerning the Text of the Apocalypse: Collation of All Existing Available Greek Documents with the Standard Text of Stephen’s Third Edition Together with the Testimony of Versions, Commentaries and Fathers. vol. 1 (London: Bernard Quaritch, Ltd., 1929), pp. 330–337

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