Minuscule 249

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Minuscule 249
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospel of John
Date 12th century
Script Greek
Now at State Historical Museum
Size 31 cm by 23.5 cm
Type Byzantine text-type/mixed
Category none
Note catena

Minuscule 249 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), NL10 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 12th century.[2]


The codex contains the text of the Gospel of John on 808 parchment leaves (31 cm by 23.5 cm).[2] The text is written in 1 column per page, 30 lines per page.[2] The text of the Gospel of John is surrounded by a commentary (catena) of Nicetas's authorship.[3]

The Greek text of the codex is a mixture of the text types.[3] Aland did not list it to any Category.[4]

It is difficult to date on palaeographical grounds.


According to F. H. A. Scrivener and Hermann von Soden the manuscript was written in the 11th century. Currently it is dated by the INTF to the 12th century.[5]

Formerly the manuscript was held at the Pantokrator monastery at Athos peninsula (as codex 74). It was brought to Moscow, by the monk Arsenius, on the suggestion of the Patriarch Nikon, in the reign of Alexei Mikhailovich Romanov (1645-1676). [6] It was examined by Matthaei and Treu.

The manuscript is currently housed at the State Historical Museum (V. 90, S. 93) at Moscow.[2][5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 56. 
  2. ^ a b c d K. Aland, M. Welte, B. Köster, K. Junack, "Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments", Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, New York 1994, p. 62.
  3. ^ a b Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 172. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ a b "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 8 March 2011. 
  6. ^ 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. 223. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Ch. F. Matthaei, Novum Testamentum Graece et Latine (Riga, 1782-1788). (as s)
  • Kurt Treu, Die Griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testaments in der UdSSR; eine systematische Auswertung des Texthandschriften in Leningrad, Moskau, Kiev, Odessa, Tbilisi und Erevan, T & U 90 (Berlin, 1966), pp. 274-275.

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