Minuscule 183

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Minuscule 183
New Testament manuscript
Name Codex Laurentianus
Text Gospels
Date 12th century
Script Greek
Now at Laurentian Library
Size 16.7 cm by 13.1 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V
Note marginalia

Minuscule 183 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 221 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Paleographically it has been assigned to the 12th century.[2] It has marginalia.


The codex contains a complete text of the four Gospels on 349 parchment leaves (size 16.7 cm by 13.1 cm).[2] The text is written in one column per page, in 24 lines per page (size of column 9.2 by 6.8 cm),[2][3] in dark-brown ink, the large initial letters in gold, small initial letters in red.[3]

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin, with their τιτλοι (titles of chapters) at the top. There is also a division according to the smaller Ammonian Sections (in Mark 234 sections, the last in 16:9), with references to the Eusebian Canons (in gold).[3][4]

It contains Eusebian Canon tables, tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) before each Gospel, αναγνωσεις (lessons), pictures, synaxaria, and Menologion (added in 1418).[3][4]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland placed it in Category V.[5] Hermann von Soden included it to the textual family Kx. According to the Claremont Profile Method it represents textual family Kx in Luke 1 and Luke 20. It creates textual cluster 183. In Luke 10 no profile was made.[6]

It creates textual cluster with minuscule 793.


It is dated by the INTF to the 12th century.[2]

It was examined by Birch, Scholz, and Burgon. C. R. Gregory saw the manuscript in 1886.[3]

It is currently housed at the Laurentian Library (Plutei. VI. 14), at Florence.[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 e 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 Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 164. 
  4. ^ 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. 217. 
  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. 56. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4. 

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