Minuscule 788

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Minuscule 788
New Testament manuscript
Date11th century
Now atNational Library of Greece
Size22 cm by 17 cm
TypeCaesarean text-type

Minuscule 788 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε1033 (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 survived complete.[3][4]


The codex contains the text of the four Gospels, on 219 parchment leaves (size 22 cm by 17 cm),[3] with only one lacunae in John 21:20-25.[1]

The text is written in two columns per page, 26 lines per page.[3]

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin, with their τιτλοι (titles of chapters) at the top of the pages. There is also another division according to the smaller Ammonian Sections (in Mark 234 sections - 16:9), with references to the Eusebian Canons (and the Harmony in the bottom).[5]

It contains the Epistula ad Carpianum, tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) before each Gospel, Prolegomena to the four Gospels, Lectionary markings at the margin, liturgical books with hagiographies Synaxarion and Menologion, subscriptions at the end of each of the Gospels, and pictures.[5]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Caesarean text-type. Hermann von Soden classified it to the textual family Iιb.[6] Aland placed it in Category III.[7]

According to the Claremont Profile Method it represent the textual family f13 in Luke, 1 Luke 20, and Luke 20 (core member).[6]

It lacks text of Matthew 16:2b–3. The text of Luke 22:43-44 is placed after Matthew 26:39, the text of the Pericope Adulterae is placed after Luke 21:38.[5]


According to Caspar René Gregory, the manuscript was written in the 11th century,[5] a dating confirmed by the Institute for New Testament Textual Research.[4] It was written in Calabria for a man named Leo and was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Gregory, who saw the manuscript in 1886.[5]

Formerly it was housed in the monastery μεγαλων πυλων 26.[5] The manuscript was noticed in a catalog from 1876.[8] The manuscript is now housed at the National Library of Greece (74) in Athens.[3][4]

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  1. ^ a b Soden, von, Hermann (1902). Die Schriften des neuen Testaments, in ihrer ältesten erreichbaren Textgestalt / hergestellt auf Grund ihrer Textgeschichte. 1. Berlin: Verlag von Alexander Duncker. p. 135.
  2. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 75.
  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. 93. ISBN 3-11-011986-2.
  4. ^ a b c "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  5. ^ a b c d e f Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 222.
  6. ^ 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. 66. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4.
  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. pp. 133. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1.
  8. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: Hinrichs. p. 219.

Further reading[edit]

  • Kirsopp Lake and Silva Lake, Family 13 (The Ferrar Group). The Text According to Mark with a Collation of Codex 28 of the Gospels, Studies and Documents XI (London, 1941).

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