Byzantine Recension the text of the Greek N.T. in use at Constantinople after it became the metropolitan see of the Eastern empire. The readings of this recension are those which are most commonly found in the common printed Greek text, and are also most numerous in the existing manuscripts which correspond to it, a very considerable additional number of which have recently been discovered and collated by Professor Scholz. The Byzantine text is found in the four Gospels of the Alexandrian manuscript; it was the original from which the Sclavonic version was made, and was cited by Chrysostom and by Theophylact, bishop of Bulgaria. — Horne, Introduction, pt. 1, ch. 2, § 2. SEE RECENSION (OF MSS.).