Minuscule 693

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Minuscule 693
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospels
Date 13th century
Script Greek
Now at British Library
Size 25.7 cm by 19.7 cm
Type Byzantine text-type/mixed
Category none

Minuscule 693 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε1388 (von Soden),[1][2] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 13th century. The manuscript is lacunose.[3][4] Scrivener labelled it by 597e.[5]


The codex contains the text of the four Gospels on 208 parchment leaves (size 25.7 cm by 19.7 cm),[3] with lacuna (Mark 2:2-17; Luke 1:27-44; John 7:1-21:25). The text is written in one column per page, 21-24 lines per page.[3][6]

It contains Epistula ad Carpianum, Eusebian tables, Prolegomena, Argumentum, the tables of the κεφαλαια (contents) are placed before each Gospel, numbers of the κεφαλαια (chapters) are given at the margin, the τιτλοι (titles), Ammonian Sections (236 sections, the last section in 16:12), without references to the Eusebian Canons; it has subscriptions at the end, and ornamented headings to the Gospels.[5][6]


Kurt Aland did not place the Greek text of the codex in any Category.[7]

According to the Claremont Profile Method it represents textual group 16.[8]


Scrivener dated the manuscript to the 14th century, Gregory dated it to the 13th or 14th century.[5][6] Currently the manuscript is dated by the INTF to the 13th century.[4]

The manuscript was bought from Spyridion Lambros from Athens in 1859, along with 22 other manuscripts of the New Testament (codices: 688, 689, 690, 691, 692, etc.).[6]

It was added to the list of New Testament manuscript by Scrivener (597) and Gregory (693).[5]

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

Currently the manuscript is housed at the British Library (Add. 22741), 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. 187.
  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 Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig. 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. p. 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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