Minuscule 685

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Minuscule 685
Minuscule 685

Minuscule 685 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering) ε 339 (von Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament on a parchment. Dated paleographically to the 13th century.[2] It was labelled by Scrivener as 1147.



The codex contains the text of the four Gospels, on 229 parchment leaves (24.2 cm by 16 cm). The leaves are not foliated. The text is written in one column per page, 24 lines per page in minuscule letters.[2]

It contains prolegomena to the four Gospels, tables of κεφαλαια (chapters), κεφαλαια, τιτλοι (titles), lectionary markings, incipits, αναγνωσεις (lessons), Synaxarion, subscriptions, and stichoi to Gospel of John.[3]

The pericope John 7:53-8:11 is marked by obelus.[3]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Hermann von Soden classified it as a member of the textual family Kr. Aland placed it in Category V.[4]


Formerly the manuscript was held in London (Huth 354).[3] The manuscript was digitalized by the CSNTM in 2008

Currently the codex is housed at the University of Michigan (Ms. 151), in Ann Arbor.[2]

See also


  • 2. K. Aland, M. Welte, B. Köster, K. Junack, "Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments", Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, New York 1994, p. 88.
  • 3. Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig. p. 212.
  • 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. Frederik Wisse, The profile method for the classification and evaluation of manuscript evidence, as Applied to the Continuous Greek Text of the Gospel of Luke, William B. Eerdmans Publishing (Grand Rapids, 1982), p. 64.
  • 6. Images of Minuscule 685 at the CSNTM

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