Minuscule 574

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Minuscule 574
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospels
Date 13th century
Script Greek
Now at Russian National Library
Size 19 cm by 14 cm
Type Byzantine
Category V

Minuscule 574 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 1295 (in the Soden numbering),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 13th century.[2] The manuscript is lacunose.


The codex contains the text of the four Gospels on 215 parchment leaves (size 19 cm by 14 cm) with lacunae (John 10:1-11:38; 11:39-57; 12:25-13:1; 15:26-16:15). The writing is in one column per page, 27 lines per page.[2]

It contains tables of the κεφαλαια before each Gospel and portraits of the four Evangelists.[3]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Hermann von Soden classified it to the textual family Kx.[4] Aland placed it in Category V.[5] According to the Claremont Profile Method it represents Kx in Luke 10 (cluster with codex 281), in Luke 20 it creates cluster with the code 585, in Luke 1 it has mixed text.[4]


The manuscript came from Karahissar. Titoff, Russian envoy in Turkey, purchased this manuscript and presented it to the Imperial Library in Petersburg.[3]

The manuscripts was examined, described, and collated by Eduard de Muralt (along with the codices 565-566, 568-572, 575, and 1567). The manuscript was also examined by Kurt Treu.

Currently the manuscript is housed at the National Library of Russia (Gr. 105) 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 Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig. p. 204. 
  4. ^ 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. 63. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4. 
  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. 

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