Minuscule 222

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New Testament manuscripts
Minuscule 222
Text Gospels
Date 14th century
Script Greek
Now at Austrian National Library
Size 21.8 cm by 15.4 cm
Category none

Minuscule 222 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), A404 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on paper. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 14th century.[2] The manuscript has no complex contents.


The codex contains a complete text of the four Gospels, on 346 paper leaves (size 21.8 cm by 15.4 cm), with some lacunae (Matthew 1:1-6:19; John 14:2-16:4; 16:7-fin).[2] It is written in one column per page, 24-32 lines per page.[3]

It contains a commentary (Victor's in Mark).[3][4]

Aland did not place the Greek text of the codex in any Category.[5] It was not examined by the Claremont Profile Method.[6]


The manuscript was brought by Busbecq from Constantinople (along with Minuscule 123 and 221). C. R. Gregory saw it in 1887.[3]

It is currently housed at the Austrian National Library (Theol. Gr. 180), at Vienna.[2][7]

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  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 56. 
  2. ^ a b c K. Aland, M. Welte, B. Köster, K. Junack, "Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments", Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, New York 1994, p. 60.
  3. ^ a b c Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig: Hinrichs. p. 169. 
  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. 221. 
  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. pp. 132, 138. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 
  6. ^ Wisse, Frederik (1982). The Profile Method for the Classification and Evaluation of Manuscript Evidence, as Applied to the Continuous Greek Text of the Gospel of Luke. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. p. 57. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4. 
  7. ^ "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 

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External links[edit]

  • "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 8 March 2011.