Minuscule 204

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Minuscule 204
New Testament manuscript
Text New Testament (except Rev.)
Date 13th century
Script Greek
Now at Bologna University
Size 19.7 cm by 13.7 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V
Note member of Kr

Minuscule 204 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), δ 357 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Paleographically it has been assigned to the 13th century.[2]


The codex contains the text of the New Testament (except Book of Revelation) on 443 parchment leaves (size 19.7 cm by 13.1 cm).[2] The order of books: Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, Catholic epistles, Pauline epistles. The text is written in one column per page, in 25 lines per page.[3]

It has no the Epistula ad Carpianum. The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin, and the τιλοι (titles of chapters) at the top of the pages. There are no a division according to the Ammonian Sections.[4]

It contains Prolegomena, Eusebian Canon tables, synaxaria, numbered αναγνωσεις (lessons), lectionary equipment at the margin, Menologion, subscriptions at the end of each book, numbers of stichoi, pictures, and the Euthalian Apparatus.[3]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Hermann von Soden classified it to the textual family Kx.[5] Aland placed it in Category V.[6] According to the Claremont Profile Method it belongs to the textual family Kr in Luke 1 and Luke 20. In Luke 10 no profile was made. It belongs to the subgroup 35.[5]


Formerly the manuscript belonged to the monastery S. Salvator in Bologna.[3]

It was examined by Birch, Scholz, Dean Burgon, and Oscar von Gebhardt. C. R. Gregory saw it in 1886.[3]

Since 1867 it is housed at the Bologna University (2775), at Bologna.[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 Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 166–167. 
  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. 219. 
  5. ^ a b 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. pp. 57, 92. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4. 
  6. ^ 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. 

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