Minuscule 756 (Gregory-Aland)

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Minuscule 756
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospels
Date 11th century
Script Greek
Now at Bibliothèque nationale de France
Size 19.3 cm by 14.5 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V

Minuscule 756 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε1128 (von Soden),[1][2] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament written on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 11th century. The manuscript has no complex contents.[3][4] Scrivener labelled it as 772e.[5]


The codex contains the text of the four Gospels, on 179 parchment leaves (size 19.3 cm by 14.5 cm),[3] with some lacunae (Matthew 5:1-6:15; 6:29-8:12; John 4:31-21:25). The leaves are arranged in quarto (four leaves in quire).[1][6]

The text is written in one column per page, 21 lines per page.[3] It contains lectionary markings at the margin for liturgical use.[1]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Hermann von Soden classified it as K text, established by Lucian of Antioch ca. 300 A.D. Aland placed it in Category V.[7]

According to the Claremont Profile Method it represents textual family Kx in Luke 1, Luke 10, and Luke 20.[8]


Scrivener[5] and Gregory dated the manuscript to the 11th century.[6] The manuscript is currently dated by the INTF to the 11th century.[4]

The manuscript was written by Michael, a scribe; it belonged to Stephanus, a scribe. In 1892 it was held in Athens.[6]

It was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scrivener (772)[5] and Gregory (756).[6]

The manuscript is now housed at the Bibliothèque nationale de France (Suppl. Gr. 1083) in Paris.[3][4]

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  1. ^ a b c Hermann von Soden, Die Schriften des neuen Testaments, in ihrer ältesten erreichbaren Textgestalt / hergestellt auf Grund ihrer Textgeschichte (Berlin 1902), vol. 1, p. 148.
  2. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 74. 
  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. 92. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  4. ^ a b c Handschriftenliste at the Münster Institute
  5. ^ a b c 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. 273. 
  6. ^ a b c d Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig. p. 219. 
  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. 65. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4. 

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