Minuscule 185

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Minuscule 185
New Testament manuscript
Date14th century
Now atLaurentian Library
Size34.5 cm by 16.9 cm
TypeByzantine text-type
Notemember of Family 1424

Minuscule 185 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 410 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Paleographically it has been assigned to the 14th century.[2] It has complex contents, with full marginalia.


The codex contains a complete text of the four Gospels on 341 parchment leaves (size 34.5 cm by 16.9 cm).[2] The text is written in one column per page, in 21 lines per page (size of column 14.8 by 8.5 cm),[2] in black ink, the capital letters in red.[3]

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin, and the τιτλοι (titles of chapters) at the top of the pages. There is also a division according to the Ammonian Sections (in Mark 241 Sections – the last in 16:20, though in subscriptions 236 Sections). There is no references to the Eusebian Canons.[3]

It contains Prolegomena, tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) before each Gospel, lectionary markings at the margin (for liturgical use), incipits, subscriptions at the end of each Gospel, with numbers of στιχοι, (not synaxaria).[3]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland placed it in Category V.[4] It is classified to the textual Family 1424. According to the Claremont Profile Method it belongs to the textual cluster 1531.[5]


The manuscript is dated by the INTF to the 14th century.[2] It was written by one Basil.[6]

It 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. 16), 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. 58.
  3. ^ a b c d Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: Hinrichs. p. 164.
  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. p. 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. ^ 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.

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