Minuscule 2174

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Minuscule 2174
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospels
Date 13th century
Script Greek
Now at Russian National Library
Size 17.2 by 12.6 cm
Category none
Note marginalia

Minuscule 2174 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment leaves. Paleographically it has been assigned to the 13th century.[1] It has marginalia.


The codex contains a complete text of the four Gospels on 250 parchment leaves (size 17.2 cm by 12.6 cm). The text is written in one column per page, 24 lines per page (size of column 11 by 7.6 cm).[1] The initial letters are in red.[2]

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin, and their τιτλοι (titles) at the top of the pages. There is also a division according to the smaller Ammonian Sections (in Mark 236 Sections - 16:19), (no references to the Eusebian Canons).[2]

It contains the Eusebian Canon tables, tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) before each Gospel, incipits, Synaxarion, and subscriptions at the end of each Gospel.[2]

Kurt Aland did not place the Greek text of the codex in any Category.[3] According to the Claremont Profile Method it represents a textual cluster 1216 in Luke 1, Luke 10, and Luke 20. It creates a textual pair with 477, weak in Luke 1 and Luke 10. The manuscript is a fragmentary in Luke 1.[4]

The Pericope Adulterae (John 7:53-8:11) was added by a later hand.

The manuscript is often cited in Nestle-Aland's editions of the Novum Testamentum Graece.

It is currently housed at the Russian National Library (Gr. 513), at Saint Petersburg.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 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. 49.
  2. ^ a b c Gregory, Caspar René (1909). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 3. Leipzig: Hinrichs. p. 1198. 
  3. ^ 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. 139. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 
  4. ^ 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. 84. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Kurt Treu, "Die Griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testaments in der USSR; eine systematische Auswertung des Texthandschriften in Leningrad, Moskau, Kiev, Odessa, Tbilisi und Erevan", T & U 91 (Berlin: 1966), pp. 164-166.

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