Minuscule 200

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Minuscule 200
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospels
Date 11th century
Script Greek
Now at Laurentian Library
Size 22.4 cm by 17.5 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V
Note marginalia

Minuscule 200 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 118 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 11th century.[2] It has marginalia.


The codex contains a complete text of the four Gospels on 229 parchment leaves (size 22.4 cm by 17.5 cm).[2] The text is written in two columns per page, in 25 lines per page, in light-brown or dark-brown ink, capital letters in gold.[3]

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin, and their τιτλοι (titles of chapters) at the top of the pages. There is also a division according to the Ammonian Sections, whose numbers – all in gold – are given at the margin. It contains references to the Eusebian Canons in red (written below Ammonian Section numbers).[3]

It contains pictures, Epistula ad Carpianum, the Eusebian Canon tables, tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) before each Gospel, and fragments of Gregory of Nyssa against the Arians. The Synaxarion and Menologion were added in the 14th century.[3][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 represents textual cluster Π200.[6]

The pericope John 7:53-8:11 is marked with an obelus as a doubtful.[3]


The manuscript once belonged to Antonio Corbinelli († 1423) and together with codex 199 was presented to Benedictine monastery.[3]

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

It is currently housed at the Laurentian Library (Conv. Sopp. 160), 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. 55. 
  2. ^ a b c K. Aland, M. Welte, B. Köster, K. Junack, "Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments", Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, New York 1994, p. 59.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: Hinrichs. p. 166. 
  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. 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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