Minuscule 496

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Minuscule 496 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), δ 360 (in the Soden numbering), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it had been assigned to the 13th century.[1] Scrivener labeled it by number 582.[2]



The codex contains the whole New Testament except Apocalypse on 300 parchment leaves (size 19.7 cm by 13.2 cm). It has not any lacunae. Written in one column per page, 33-40 lines per page. It contains Epistula ad Carpianum, prolegomena, tables of κεφαλαια, κεφαλαια, τιτλοι, Ammonian Sections, Eusebian Canons, lectionary markings, incipits, Synaxarion, Menologion, subscriptions, and στιχοι.[3]

The order of books is usual: Gospels, Acts, Catholic epistles, and Pauline epistles.[2] The pericope John 7:53-8:11 is omitted.[3]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland placed it in Category V.[4] It contains many important various readings, e.g. it countenances codices Sinaiticus, Vaticanus, and Regius in Luke 11:2.4.[2] It close textually to the codices 53 and 902.[5]


In 1846 the manuscript was bought together with the codex 495 from captain C. K. MacDonald, who visited Sinai (and saw Codex Sinaiticus).[3] The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scrivener. It was examined by Scrivener and Bloomfield.[3]

It is currently housed at the British Library (Additional Manuscripts, 16184) in London.[1]

See also


  • 1. Aland, K.; M. Welte, B. Köster, K. Junack (1994). Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. p. 76. ISBN 3110119862.
  • 2. Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament, vol. 1. London: George Bell & Sons. p. 258.
  • 3. Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig. p. 195-196.
  • 4. Aland, Kurt; Barbara Aland; Erroll F. Rhodes (trans.) (1995). The Text of the New Testament: An Introduction to the Critical Editions and to the Theory and Practice of Modern Textual Criticism. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. p. 139. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1.
  • 5. F. Wisse, The Profile Method for Classifying and Evaluating Manuscripts Evidence (Wm. Eerdmans 1982), pp. 50, 61.

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