Minuscule 115

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Minuscule 115
New Testament manuscript
NameHarley MS 5559
FoundSmyrna, 1724
Now atBritish Library
Size18.5 cm by 15 cm
Notemember of Family 1424

Minuscule 115 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 1096 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment leaves. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 11th century.[2] It has marginalia.


The codex contains the text of the four Gospels on 271 parchment leaves (size 18.5 cm by 15 cm) with some lacunae (Matt. 1:1-8:9; Mark 5:23-36; Luke 1:78-2:9; 6:4-15; John 11:2-end).[3] The text is written in one column per page, in 19 lines per page.[2]

It contains numbers of the κεφαλαια (chapters) at the margin, some τιτλοι (titles of chapters) at the top of the pages, the Ammonian Sections, and sometimes the Eusebian Canons.[4]


Hermann von Soden included the manuscript to the group Ifb, together with manuscripts 7, 179, 267, 659, 827, and parts of 185, 1082, 1391, 1402, 1606. It is classified to the Family 1424.

Kurt Aland the Greek text of the codex did not place in any Category.[5]

According to the Claremont Profile Method it represents textual family Kx in Luke 10. In Luke 1 and Luke 20 it has mixture of Byzantine families.[6]


In 1724 it belonged to Bernard Mould in Smyrna (as minuscule 116). It was examined by Griesbach, Bloomfield, and Scholz.[7] C. R. Gregory saw it in 1883.[7]

It is currently housed at the British Library (Harley MS 5559).[2]

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  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 52.
  2. ^ a b c K. Aland, M. Welte, B. Köster, K. Junack, "Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments", Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, New York 1994, p. 53.
  3. ^ Kurt Aland, "Synopsis Quattuor Evangeliorum. Locis parallelis evangeliorum apocryphorum et patrum adhibitis edidit", Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, Stuttgart 1996, p. XXVII.
  4. ^ Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament. 1. London: George Bell & Sons. p. 210.
  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. 138. 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. 54. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4.
  7. ^ a b Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs. p. 154.

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