Minuscule 174

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Minuscule 174
New Testament manuscript
Now atVatican Library
Size24.6 cm by 19 cm
TypeCaesarean text-type
Notemember of f13

Minuscule 174 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 109 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. It is dated by a colophon to the 1052.[2] It has marginalia.


The codex contains the text of the four Gospels on 132 thick parchment leaves (size 24.6 cm by 19 cm),[2] with three lacunae (Matthew 1:1-2:1; John 1:1-27; 8:47-21:25).[3]

The text is written in two columns per page, in 30 lines per page (size of text 18.2 cm by 6.5 cm),[2] in brown-red ink, the capital letters in red.[3]

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin, and their τιτλοι (titles) 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 tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) before each Gospel, lectionary markings at the margin for liturgical use, and subscriptions at the end of each of the Gospels. In subscriptions are given numbers of ρηματα and numbers of στιχοι.[3]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Caesarean text-type. The manuscript is a member of textual Family 13. Kurt Aland did not place it in any Category.[4] According to the Claremont Profile Method it represents textual group Λ in Luke 1, Luke 10, and Luke 20.[5]


The manuscript was written by the monk Constantine "tabernis habitante", "cum praessent praefecturae Georgilas dux Calabriae".[3][6] The codex, together with 173, 175, 176, and 177, was brought from the Library of the Basilian monks.[6]

It was examined by Bianchini, Birch (about 1782), Scholz, J. Rendel Harris, and Ferrar. C. R. Gregory saw it in 1886.[3]

It is currently housed at the Vatican Library (Vat. gr. 2002), at Rome.[2]

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  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 54.
  2. ^ a b c d K. Aland, M. Welte, B. Köster, K. Junack, "Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments", Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, New York 1994, p. 57.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 162.
  4. ^ 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. pp. 129, 138. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1.
  5. ^ 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. 56. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4.
  6. ^ a b Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament. 1 (4 ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 216.

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