Minuscule 692

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Minuscule 692
New Testament manuscript
Date12th century
Now atBritish Library
Size20.8 cm by 15.5 cm
TypeByzantine text-type

Minuscule 692 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε1284 (von Soden),[1][2] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 12th century. The manuscript is lacunose.[3][4] Scrivener labelled it by 596e.[5]


The codex contains the text of the Gospel of Matthew, Gospel of Mark, and Gospel of Luke on 237 parchment leaves (size 20.8 cm by 15.5 cm),[3] with lacuna (Luke 2:7-21). The text is written in one column per page, 23 lines per page.[3][6]

It contains Prolegomena, the tables of the κεφαλαια (contents) are placed before each Gospel, numbers of the κεφαλαια (chapters) are given at the left margin, the τιτλοι (titles), Ammonian Sections (241 sections, the last section in 16:20), a references to the Eusebian Canons (in blue), and illuminated headings to the Gospels.[5][6]

According to Scrivener it is "exquisitely written", with great resemble to Minuscule 71 in text.[5] Edward A. Guy recognised this resemblance as the first.[6]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Kurt Aland placed it in Category V.[7]

According to the Claremont Profile Method it represents textual cluster M27.[8]


Scrivener dated the manuscript to the 14th century, Gregory dated it to the 12th or 13th century.[6] Currently the manuscript is dated by the INTF to the 12th century.[4]

The manuscript was bought from Spyridion Lambros from Athens in 1859, along with 22 other manuscripts of the New Testament (codices: 269, 270, 271, 272, 688, 689, 690, 691, 693, etc.).[6]

It was added to the list of New Testament manuscript by Scrivener (596) and Gregory (692).[5]

It was examined by S. T. Bloomfield and Dean Burgon. Gregory saw the manuscript in 1883.[6]

The manuscript is currently housed at the British Library (Add MS 22740) in London.[3][4]

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  1. ^ Hermann von Soden, Die Schriften des neuen Testaments, in ihrer ältesten erreichbaren Textgestalt / hergestellt auf Grund ihrer Textgeschichte (Berlin 1902), vol. 1, p. 167.
  2. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 72.
  3. ^ a b c d Aland, K.; M. Welte; B. Köster; K. Junack (1994). Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. p. 88. ISBN 3-11-011986-2.
  4. ^ a b c Handschriftenliste at the Münster Institute
  5. ^ a b c d Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament, vol. 1 (fourth ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 260.
  6. ^ a b c d e f Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig: Hinrichs. p. 213.
  7. ^ 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. pp. 139. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1.
  8. ^ 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.

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