Minuscule 194

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Minuscule 194
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospels
Date 11th century
Script Greek
Now at Laurentian Library
Size 30.1 cm by 24.6 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V
Note marginalia

Minuscule 194 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), A130 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Paleographically it has been assigned to the 11th century.[2] It has marginalia.


The codex contains almost complete text of the four Gospels, with a commentary, on 263 thick parchment leaves (size 30.1 cm by 24.6 cm).[2] The 6th folio was supplied by later hand.[3]

The text is written in one column per page, biblical text in 25 lines per page, and commentary text in 46 lines per page.[2] The biblical text is surrounded by a catena (Victor's on St. Mark). Text of Matthew begins in 3:7.[4] Catena is similar to that of 34.[4]

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin. There is also a division according to the Ammonian Sections (in Mark 241 Sections, the last in 16:20) (no references to the Eusebian Canons).[3]

It contains subscriptions at the end of each Gospel, with numbers of στιχοι, and pictures.[3]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland placed it in Category V.[5]

It was not examined by the Claremont Profile Method.[6]

It lacks the text of Matthew 16:2b–3 (signs of the times).


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. 33), in Florence, Italy.[2]

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  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 55. 
  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: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 165. 
  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. 218. 
  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. 57. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4. 

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