Minuscule 798 (Gregory-Aland)

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Minuscule 798
New Testament manuscript
Minuscule 798 (042).jpg
Text Gospels
Date 11th century
Script Greek
Now at Bible Museum Münster
Size 17 cm by 11.5 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V

Minuscule 798 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering) ε 473 (Soden).[1][2] It is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on 260 parchment leaves (17 cm by 11.5 cm). It is dated palaeographically to the 11th century.[3]


The codex contains the text of the Gospels with some lacunae (Mark 1:-8:2). The text is written in one column per page, 20 lines per page in minuscule letters.[3] The initial letters in red. Size of the text is 11.4 by 7.5 cm. Mark 1:1-8:2 is faded.[4]

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin and their τιτλοι (titles) at the top of the pages. There is also a division according to the smaller Ammonian Sections, with references to the Eusebian Canons.[4]

It contains lectionary markings at the margin and pictures.[1]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland placed it in Category V.[5]

It was not examined by using Claremont Profile Method.[6]


The codex was divided into two parts and now located in two places. Matthew and Mark on 112 folios are housed in Εθνική Βιβλιοθήκη (137), in Athens. Luke and John on 148 folios are housed in Bibelmuseum (Ms. 7) in Münster.[3]

Gregory saw the manuscript in 1886.

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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. 197. 
  2. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 75. 
  3. ^ 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. 94.
  4. ^ a b Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs’sche Buchhandlung. p. 223. 
  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. 139. 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. 66. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4. 

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