Minuscule 199

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New Testament manuscripts
Minuscule 199
Name Codex S. Mariae
Text Matthew
Date 12th century
Script Greek
Now at Laurentian Library
Size 14.2 cm by 11.9 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V
Note marginalia

Minuscule 199 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 1254 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 12th century.[2] It has complex contents and full marginalia.


The codex contains a complete text of the four Gospels on 229 parchment leaves (size 14.2 cm by 11.9 cm).[2] The text is written in one column per page, in 27 lines per page (10 by 8 cm), in dark-brown ink, capital letters in gold.[3]

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin, and the τιτλοι (titles of chapters) at the top of the pages. There is also a division according to the Ammonian Sections (in Mark 234 Sections, the last 16:9), with references to the Eusebian Canons (written below Ammonian Section numbers, with a harmony).[3]

It contains the Eusebian tables, tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) before each Gospel, with iambic verses, subscriptions at the end of each Gospel, with numbers of Verses, numbers of scholia,[4] numbers of στιχοι, and pictures.[3]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland placed it in Category V.[5]


The manuscript was presented by Antonio Corbinelli († 1423) to the Benedictine library of S. Maria monastery.[3]

Birch and Dean Burgon examined this codex. C. R. Gregory saw it in 1886.[3]

It is currently housed at the Laurentian Library (Conv. Sopp. 160), at Florence.[2]

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  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 55. 
  2. ^ a b c K. Aland, M. Welte, B. Köster, K. Junack (1994). Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments (2 ed.). Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. p. 59. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 166. 
  4. ^ Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament 1 (4 ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 218. 
  5. ^ Aland, Kurt; Aland, Barbara (1995). The Text of the New Testament: An Introduction to the Critical Editions and to the Theory and Practice of Modern Textual Criticism. Erroll F. Rhodes (trans.). Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. p. 138. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 

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