Minuscule 96

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Minuscule 96
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospel of John
Date 15th century
Script Greek
Now at Bodleian Library
Size 13.5 cm by 9.5 cm
Category none
Hand beautifully written
Note marginalia

Minuscule 96 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 514 (von Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on paper leaves. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 15th century.[2] It has marginalia.


The codex contains the text of the Gospel of John on 62 leaves (size 13.5 cm by 9.5 cm) with one lacuna (18:18-34). The text is written in one columns per page, 18 lines per page.[2] It is beautifully written.[3] The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin (in Latin).[4]

It does not contain the Pericope Adulterae (John 7:53-8:11).[4]

Kurt Aland did not place the text of the codex in any Category.[5]


The manuscript was beautifully written by Johannes Trithemius († 1516), abbot of Sponheim.[3] Then it belonged to Jan Cornarius († Jena 1558) Achates Cornarius († Kreuznach 1573). In 1607 it was received from Abraham Scultetus by George Hackwell, for the Oxford University library.[4]

It was examined by Ussher (for Walton), Mill (as Trit.), Griesbach (only chapters 3-4), and Tischendorf. It was used in Walton's Polyglott (Trit).[3] C. R. Gregory saw it in 1883.[4]

It is currently housed at the Bodleian Library (Auct. D. 2. 17), at Oxford.[2]

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  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 51. 
  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. 52.
  3. ^ a b c 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. 207. 
  4. ^ a b c d Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: Hinrichs. p. 150. 
  5. ^ Kurt und Barbara Aland, Der Text des Neuen Testaments. Einführung in die wissenschaftlichen Ausgaben sowie in Theorie und Praxis der modernen Textkritik. Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, Stuttgart 1989, ISBN 3-438-06011-6, p. 141, 324.

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