Minuscule 217

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Minuscule 217 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 233 (Soden), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Paleographically it had been assigned to the 12th century.[1]

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Description

The codex contains a complete text of the four Gospels, on 299 parchment leaves (size 20.5 cm by 15.5 cm), with a commentary.[1] Written in one column per page, 21 lines per page.[2] It contains Epistula ad Carpianum, the Eusebian tables, prolegomena of Kosmas, tables of κεφαλαια, τιτλοι, Ammonian Sections (Mark 236 - 16:12), the Eusebian Canons absent.[2] The manuscript survived in good condition.[3]

Text

The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland placed it in Category V.[4] Textually it is close to the manuscripts 16, 119, 330, 491, 578, 693, 1528, and 1588.[5] They create Group 16 with following profile:

Luke 1: 8, (9), 13, 23, 28, 34, 37, 43.
Luke 10: 3, 7, 15, 19, 23, (25), 58, 63.
Luke 20: 4, 13, 19, 50, 51, 54, 55, 62, 65.[5] Codex 217 forms a pair with codex 578 in Luke 1 and 10. They lack readings 13 and 23 and add 48 in Luke 1, and lacks 20 in Luke 20.[5]

History

The manuscript was given in 1478 by Peter de Montagnana to the monastery of St. John, in Viridario, at Padua. It was examined by Birch and Burgon.[2]

It is currently housed at the Biblioteca Marciana (Gr. I,3 (944)), at Venice.[1]

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References

  • 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. 60.
  • 2. Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig. p. 168.
  • 3. ^ Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament, vol. 1. London: George Bell & Sons. p. 221.
  • 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.

8 5. Frederik Wisse, The profile method for the classification and evaluation of manuscript evidence, Studies and Documents, William B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1982, p. 107.


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