Minuscule 498

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Minuscule 498 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), δ 402 (in the Soden numbering), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it had been assigned to the 14th century.[1] Scrivener labeled it by number 584.[2]



The codex contains the text of the whole New Testament on 186 parchment leaves (size 26.7 cm by 19 cm) with some lacunae (Matthew 1:1-2:12; Mark 5:2-6:10; Acts 1:1-5:2; James 1:1-5:4; Jude; Romans 1:1-4:9; 2 Thess 2:14-3:18; 1 Timothy 1:1-13; 6:19-21; 2 Timothy 1:1-2:19). Written in one column per page, 35 lines per page, in very small hand.[2] It contains prolegomena (later hand), Eusebian tables, τιτλοι, Ammonian Sections, Eusebian Canons, and Euthalian apparatus.[3] In Acts τιτλοι and lectionary markings, prolegomena to every epistle.[2]

The order of books: Gospels, Acts, Catholic epistles, Pauline epistles, and Apocalypse. The order of Gospels: Matthew, Luke, Mark, John (as in codex 392).[3]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland placed it in Category V.[4] It is close to Codex Campianus.[5]


The manuscript was written by Gerasimus.[2] It was bought in 1848 by Thomas Rodd.[3] The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scrivener. It was examined by Bloomfield.[3] Scrivener thoroughly examined and collated its text.[6]

It is currently housed at the British Library (Additional Manuscripts, 17469) 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. 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), p. 61, 100.
  • 6. F. H. A. Scrivener, An Exact Transcript of the Codex Augiensis (Cambridge and London, 1859), p. 74. (as j)

Further reading

  • F. H. A. Scrivener, An Exact Transcript of the Codex Augiensis (Cambridge and London, 1859), p. 74. (as j)
  • Herman C. Hoskier, Concerning the Text of the Apocalypse (1 vol., London, 1929), p. 296.

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