Minuscule 79

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Minuscule 79
New Testament manuscript
Name Codex Georg Douzae
Text Gospels
Date 15th century
Script Greek-Latin
Found 1597, Georg Douza
Now at Leiden University Library
Size 16.5 cm by 12 cm
Type Byzantine/mixed
Category none

Minuscule 79 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 529 (von Soden),[1] known as Codex Georg Douzae, is a Greek-Latin minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment leaves. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 15th century.[2] It was adapted for liturgical use.


The codex contains almost complete the text of the four Gospels with one large lacunae (Matthew 1:1-14:13) on 208 parchment leaves (size 16.5 cm by 12 cm). The text is written in two columns per page, 26-28 lines per page.[2] The initial letters in red.[3]

It contains numbers of the κεφαλαια (chapters) at the margin (only in Matthew), (no τιτλοι), lectionary markings at the margin (for liturgical use), incipits, αναγνωσεις (to Matthew), synaxaria, and pictures.[4]

The Greek text of the codex in some parts represents the Byzantine text-type, in other parts is mixed. Kurt Aland did not place it in any Category.[5]

According to the Claremont Profile Method it represents textual family Kx in Luke 1. In Luke 10 and Luke 20 it has mixed Byzantine text.[6]


Georg Douza brought this codex from Constantinople in 1597.[3] It was cited by Frans Comer von Brügge.[7]

It is currently housed in at the Leiden University Library (B. P. Gr. 74), at Leiden.[2]

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  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 50. 
  2. ^ a b c K. Aland, M. Welte, B. Köster, K. Junack, "Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments", Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, New York 1994, p. 51.
  3. ^ a b Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 147. 
  4. ^ 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. 205. 
  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. p. 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. p. 54. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4. 
  7. ^ Frans Comer von Brügge, Opera theologica, Amsterdam 1644, p. 416.

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