Minuscule 570

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Minuscule 570
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospels
Date 12th century
Script Greek
Now at Russian National Library
Size 21 cm by 17 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V

Minuscule 570 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 1220 (in the Soden numbering),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 12th century.[2] The manuscript is lacunose. It was labelled by Scrivener as 479.[3]


The codex contains a complete text of the four Gospels on 194 parchment leaves (size 21 cm by 17 cm) with some lacunae (Matthew 1:1-16; John 16:20-21:25). The writing is in one column per page, 24 lines per page.[2] It contains Prolegomena of Kosmas.[4]


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


The manuscript was brought by Tischendorf from the East.[3] The manuscripts was examined and described by Eduard de Muralt (along with the codices 565, 566, 568, 569, 571, 572, 574, 575, and 1567), then by Kurt Treu.

Currently the manuscript is housed at the Russian National Library (Gr. 97) in Saint Petersburg.[2]

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  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 68. 
  2. ^ a b c Aland, K.; M. Welte; B. Köster; K. Junack (1994). Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. p. 80. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  3. ^ a b Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament, vol. 1 (4 ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 245. 
  4. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig. p. 202. 
  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. 139. 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. 63. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4. 

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