Minuscule 722 (Gregory-Aland)

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Minuscule 722
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospel of Matthew, Mark, Luke
Date 15th century
Script Greek
Now at Austrian National Library
Size 28.8 cm by 21 cm
Type mixed
Category none

Minuscule 722 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), Θε54 (von Soden),[1][2] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on paper. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 15th century.[3][4] Scrivener labelled it as 827e.[5] The manuscript has survived in a fragmentary condition.[3]


The codex contains the text of the Gospel of Matthew, Gospel of Mark, and Gospel of Luke, on 140 paper leaves (size 28.8 cm by 21 cm), with lacunae.[3][6]


Matthew 1:1-28:20; Mark 1:1-10:9; Luke 1:1-15:7.[6]

The text is written in one columns per page, 31 lines per page.[3]

The text of the codex is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin of the text and their τιτλοι (titles of chapters) are given at the top. It contains lectionary markings at the margin (for liturgical use).[6]

It contains a commentary of Theophylact.[6]


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

It was not examined by using to the Claremont Profile Method.[8]


Gregory dated the manuscript to the 15th century.[6] Currently the manuscript is dated by the INTF to the 15th century.[4]

Busbecq brought the manuscript from Constantinople.[6]

It was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scrivener (827) and Gregory (722). Gregory saw the manuscript in 1887.[6]

At present the manuscript is housed at the Austrian National Library (Theol. gr. 95, fol. 135-274) in Vienna.[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. 269.
  2. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 73. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Aland, K.; M. Welte; B. Köster; K. Junack (1994). Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. p. 90. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  4. ^ a b c Handschriftenliste at the Münster Institute
  5. ^ 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. 274. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig. p. 216. 
  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. ^ Frederik Wisse, The Profile Method for the Classification and Evaluation of Manuscript Evidence, as Applied to the Continuous Greek Text of the Gospel of Luke, William B. Eerdmans Publishing (Grand Rapids, 1982), p. 65.

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