|Text||Gospel of Luke †|
|Now at||Bibliothèque nationale de France
National Library of Russia
|Size||17.5 cm by 13.6 cm|
Minuscule 609 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 161 (von Soden), is a Greek–Arabic diglot minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. It is dated by a colophon to the year 1043. The manuscript is lacunose.
The codex contains the text of the Gospel of Luke on 317 parchment leaves (size 17.5 cm by 13.6 cm), with lacunae. The leaves 67-73 were written by a later hand. The writing is in two columns per page, 17-18 lines per page. It contains the Ammonian Sections but without references to the Eusebian Canons.
The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Hermann von Soden classified it to the textual family Kx. Aland did not place it in any Category. According to the Claremont Profile Method it creates the textual group M609 with Codex Campianus. Some of its peculiar readings are as follows (in all of these, the Arabic column agrees with the Byzantine Text unless noted otherwise):
- It lacks ἐντεῦθεν in Luke 4:9, along with E G H 28.
- It lacks καὶ λέγοντα in Luke 4:41, along with 019 and 1241.
- It adds ώστε μη δυναςαι αναγαγείν αυτό to the end of Luke 5:6.
- It reads καὶ ἄλλων in Luke 5:29 instead of καὶ ἁμαρτωλῶν, the reading in the Arabic text and N W X 213 262 443 517 954 1071 1424 1675.
- It omits καὶ εἰσὶν πρῶτοι οἳ ἔσονται ἔσχατοι from the end of Luke 13:30.
- It reads ἄριστον in Luke 14:15 instead of ἄρτον, the reading in the Arabic text and p75 א1 Ac B D K* L N P Δ Θ Ψ f1 579 892 1241 2542.
The manuscript was written by Euphemius, a clergyman. Formerly it was held in Church of the Holy Sepulchre (No. 6) in Jerusalem. It was slightly examined by Martin (p. 99), Henri Omont, and Kurt Treu. Gregory saw the manuscript in 1885.
Two leaves of the same codex with the text of Luke 8:8-14 were designated by number 2152 on the list Gregory-Aland and it is housed at the National Library of Russia (Gr. 290, 2 fol.) in Saint Petersburg.
- Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 69.
- K. Aland, M. Welte, B. Köster, K. Junack, "Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments", Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, New York 1994, p. 83.
- Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig. p. 207.
- 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. 64. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4.
- Aland, Kurt; Barbara Aland; Erroll F. Rhodes (trans.) (1995). The Text of the New Testament: An Introduction to the Critical Editions and to the Theory and Practice of Modern Textual Criticism. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. p. 139. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1.
- Henri Omont, Facsimilés des plus anciens manuscrits grecs de la Bibliotèque Nationale du IXe et XIVe siècle (Paris 1891), 18.
- Kurt Treu, Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testaments in der UdSSR; eine systematische Auswertung des Texthandschriften in Leningrad, Moskau, Kiev, Odessa, Tbiblisi und Erevan, Texte und Untersuchungen 91 (Berlin, 1966), pp. 120–121.
- Kirsopp Lake & Silva Lake, Dated Greek Minuscule Manuscripts to the Year 1200, Boston IV, 155.