Minuscule 207

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Minuscule 207 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 126 (Soden), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Paleographically it had been assigned to the 11th century.[1]



The codex contains the text of the four Gospels on 267 parchment leaves (size 27.6 cm by 21.3 cm) with some lacunae (Matt. 1:1-13; Mark 1:1-11).[1] Written in two columns per page, in 22 lines per page.[2] John 7:53-8:11 placed at the end of the Gospel of John. It contains Prolegomena to the four Gospels, Epistula ad Carpianum, pictures, tables of κεφαλαια, τιτλοι, κεφαλαια, Ammonian Sections (not Eusebian Canons, synaxaria, and Menologion.[3][2]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland plased it in Category V.[4]


The manuscript was examined by Birch and Burgon.[2]

It is currently housed at the Biblioteca Marciana (Gr. Z 8), at Venice.[1]

See also


  • 1. K. Aland, M. Welte, B. Köster, K. Junack, "Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments", Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, New York 1994, p. 59.
  • 2. C. R. Gregory, "Textkritik des Neuen Testaments", Leipzig 1900, vol. 1, p. 167.
  • 3. F. H. A. Scrivener, A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament (London 1894), Vol. 1, p. 220.
  • 4. Kurt Aland, and Barbara Aland, "The Text of the New Testament: An Introduction to the Critical Editions and to the Theory and Practice of Modern Textual Criticism", transl. Erroll F. Rhodes, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1995, p. 138.

Further reading

  • L. Politis, Paléographie et litérature byzantine et néo-grecque VI (1975), p. 23.

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