Minuscule 187

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Minuscule 187
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospels
Date 12th century
Script Greek
Now at Laurentian Library
Size 20.1 cm by 16 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V
Note marginalia

Minuscule 187 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 222 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 12th century.[2] It has marginalia.


The codex contains a complete text of the four Gospels on 212 thick parchment leaves (size 20.1 cm by 16 cm).[2] The text is written in one column per page, in 25 lines per page,[2] the capital letters in gold.[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 237 Sections), (no references to the Eusebian Canons).[3]

It contains the Epistula ad Carpianum, the Eusebian Canon tables, the tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) before each Gospel, all in gold, and pictures.[3] A peculiar kind of asterisk occurs very frequently in the text and margin.[4]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland placed it in Category V.[5] According to the Claremont Profile Method it belongs to the textual family Kx in Luke 1, Luke 10, and Luke 20. It creates textual cluster 187.[6]

Minuscule 218 is close.


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

It is currently housed at the Laurentian Library (Plutei. VI. 23), 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 d Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: 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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