Minuscule 705

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Minuscule 705
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospel of LukeGospel of John
Date 13th century
Script Greek
Now at Dumbarton Oaks
Size 23.5 cm by 17 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V

Minuscule 705 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε360 (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 has complex contents.[3][4] Scrivener labelled it by 887e.[5]


The codex contains the text of the four Gospel of Luke and Gospel of John on 254 parchment leaves (size 23.5 cm by 17 cm).[3][6]

The text is written in one column per page, 18 lines per page.[3]

It contains lists of the κεφαλαια (list of contents) before each Gospel and pictures.[6]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Hermann von Soden classified it to the textual family Kx.[7] Kurt Aland placed it in Category V.[8]

According to the Claremont Profile Method it represents mixed Byzantine text, related to the textual family Kx in Luke 1 and Luke 20. In Luke 10 no profile was made.[7]

In Luke 8:21 it reads αυτον instead of αυτους;[6] the reading αυτον is supported by Papyrus 75, and Codex Veronensis.[9]


Scrivener and Gregory dated the manuscript to the 13th century.[6] Currently the manuscript is dated by the INTF to the 13th century.[4]

In 1521 it was in Gortyna on Crete.[6]

It was added to the list of New Testament manuscript by Gregory (705). Gregory saw the manuscript in 1883.[6]

Formerly it was housed in London, in Quaritch (Catalogue 94, No. 146), then it belonged to Hackney, Lord Amherst.[5]

Currently, the manuscript is housed at the Dumbarton Oaks (Ms. 4, acc. no. 74.1) in Washington, D.C..[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. 178.
  2. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 73. 
  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. 89. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  4. ^ a b c Handschriftenliste at the Münster Institute
  5. ^ a b 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. 275. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig. p. 214. 
  7. ^ a b 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. 65. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ NA26, p. 181

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