Minuscule 184

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Minuscule 184
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospels
Date 13th century
Script Greek
Now at Laurentian Library
Size 22.8 cm by 14.2 cm
Category none
Note marginalia

Minuscule 184 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 312 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 13th century.[2] It has marginalia.


The codex contains a complete text of the four Gospels on 72 parchment leaves (size 22.8 cm by 14.2 cm).[2] The text is written in two columns per page, in 24 lines per page (size of column 19.1 by 5 cm), in black ink, the initial letters in red.[3]

The text is divided according to the small Ammonian Sections (in Mark 236 sections), with references to the Eusebian Canons (written below Ammonian Section numbers).[3]

It contains the Epistula ad Carpianum, prolegomena, the tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) are placed before each Gospel. It contains a lectionary markings at the margin for liturgical reading.[4]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland did not place it in any Category.[5]

According to the Claremont Profile Method it belongs to the textual group 1216, as a core member.[6]

Textually it has some relationship to the group 16.


The manuscript is dated by the INTF to the 13th century.[2]

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

It is currently housed at the Laurentian Library (Plutei. VI. 15), 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 K. Aland, M. Welte, B. Köster, K. Junack, "Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments", Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, New York 1994, p. 58.
  3. ^ a b c Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 164. 
  4. ^ 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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