Minuscule 7

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Minuscule 7
New Testament manuscript
Date12th century
Now atNational Library of France
Size20.6 cm by 16 cm
TypeByzantine text-type/mixed
NoteFamily 1424

Minuscule 7 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 287 (in Soden numbering),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 12th century.[2]


The codex contains the complete text of the four Gospels on 186 parchment leaves (20.6 cm by 16 cm). The text is written in one column per page, 29 lines per page. The capital letters are written in colour, the initial letters are written in red.[3]

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin, with the τιτλοι (titles) at the top of the pages. There is also a division according to the smaller Ammonian Sections (in Mark 241 sections), with references to the Eusebian Canons.[3]

It contains Prolegomena, synaxaria, Epistula ad Carpianum, the Eusebian Canon tables at the beginning, pictures, Menologion, and lectionary markings at the margin.[3]


According to Tischendorf it represents the Byzantine text but with some Alexandrian readings.[4] Kurt Aland did not place it in any Category.[5] According to the Claremont Profile Method it textual cluster along with the manuscripts 267, 1651, and 1654. The cluster stands close to the textual family Kx.[6]

It belongs to the textual Family 1424.


The manuscript was examined by Wettstein and Scholz. Scholz examined only Mark 1-6 and John 3-8.[3] According to F. H. A. Scrivener it seems to be Stephens' ς'.[7] It was examined and described by Paulin Martin.[8] C. R. Gregory saw the manuscript in 1885.[3]

Wettstein gave the number 7 to it.

The codex is located now at the National Library of France (Gr. 71) in Paris.[2][9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 48.
  2. ^ a b Aland, K.; M. Welte; B. Köster; K. Junack (1994). Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments (2 ed.). Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. p. 47. ISBN 3-11-011986-2.
  3. ^ a b c d e Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs’sche Buchhandlung. p. 129.
  4. ^ Tischendorf v. K., Novum Testamentum Graece. Editio Septima, Lipsiae 1859, p. CXCV.
  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. pp. 129, 138. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1.
  6. ^ 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. pp. 53, 110. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4.
  7. ^ 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. 191.
  8. ^ Jean-Pierre-Paul Martin, Description technique des manuscrits grecs, relatif au Nouveau Testament, conservé dans les bibliothèques des Paris (Paris 1883), p. 20-21
  9. ^ "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 2013-05-01.