Minuscule 524

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Minuscule 524
New Testament manuscript
Name Liber Canonicus 112
Text Gospels
Date 12th century
Script Greek
Now at Bodleian Library
Size 14.5 cm by 11 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V
Note full marginalia

Minuscule 524 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 265 (in the Soden numbering),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on a parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 12th century.[2] It was adapted for liturgical use. It has full marginalia.

Scrivener labeled it by number 490.


The codex contains the complete text of the four Gospels on 184 parchment leaves (size 14.5 cm by 11 cm). The text is written in one column per page, 21-28 lines per page.[2]

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

It contains the Epistula ad Carpianum, the tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) before each Gospel, lectionary markings at the margin (for liturgical use), incipits, αναγνωσεις (for the Pascha 1497-1522 added by a later hand), Synaxarion, Menologion, and pictures.[4][3]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Hermann von Soden classified it to the textual family K1.[5] Aland placed it in Category V.[6] According to the Claremont Profile Method it represents the textual family Kx in Luke 10 and Luke 20. In Luke 1 it has mixed Byzantine text.[5]


It is dated by the INTF to the 12th century.[2]

The manuscript once belonged to M. Aloys. Canonici, together with the manuscripts 522, 523, and 525, then to Bandinelli from Venice, and in 1817 was acquired by the Bodleian Library.[3]

The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament minuscule manuscripts by F. H. A. Scrivener (490) and C. R. Gregory (524).[4] Gregory saw it in 1883.[3]

It is currently housed at the Bodleian Library (Canon. Gr. 112) in Oxford.[2]

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  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 67. 
  2. ^ a b c d Aland, K.; M. Welte; B. Köster; K. Junack (1994). Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. p. 78. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  3. ^ a b c d Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig: Hinrichs. p. 199. 
  4. ^ a b Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament 1. London: George Bell & Sons. p. 246. 
  5. ^ a b 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. 62. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4. 
  6. ^ 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. 139. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 

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