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Minuscule 560

Minuscule 560 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 1288 (in the Soden numbering),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 11th century.[2] Scrivener labelled it by number 520.[3]


The codex contains a complete text of the four Gospels on 367 parchment leaves (size 18 cm by 14 cm). The manuscript was written by many hands.[4] The writing is in one column per page, 18-24 lines per page.[2]

It contains Epistula ad Carpianum, the Eusebian tables at the beginning, tables of the κεφαλαια before each Gospel, numerals of the κεφαλαια, the τιτλοι, the Ammonian Sections, a references to the Eusebian Canons, Synaxarion, Menologion, and pictures.[3][4]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland placed it in Category V.[5] According to Claremont Profile Method it represents the textual family Kx in Luke 1, Luke 10, and Luke 20.[6]


The manuscript was written in Italy. It was in Caesar de Missy's collection in London in 1748 (along with the codex 561, 162, 239, 240).[3][4]

The manuscripts was added to the list of the New Testament minuscule manuscripts by F. H. A. Scrivener (520) and C. R. Gregory (560).[3][4]

Currently the manuscript is housed at the Glasgow University Library (Ms. Hunter 475) in Glasgow.[2]

See also

Bible portal


Further reading

  • Gustavus Haenel, Catalogi librorum manuscriptorum qui in bibliothecis Galliae, Helvetiae, Belgii, Britaniae M., Hispaniae, Lusitaniae Asservantur, Lipsiae 1830.

External links

  • Minuscule 560 at the CSNTM
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