Minuscule 2437

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Minuscule 2437
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospels
Date 11th/12th century
Script Greek
Now at Biblioteca Nacional
Size 20 by 15 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V

Minuscule 2437 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on 220 parchment leaves (20 by 15 cm). Paleographically it has been assigned to the 11th or 12th century.[1]


The codex contains almost complete text of the four Gospels with some lacunae. The text is written in one column per page, 24 lines per page.[1] Quotations from the Old Testament are marked. It contains some pictures.

The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland placed it in Category V.[2]

According to the Claremont Profile Method it represents textual cluster 1519 in Luke 1, Luke 10, and Luke 20.[3]

It is currently housed at the Biblioteca Nacional (I. 2) at Rio de Janeiro.[1] It is the most ancient manuscript of the New Testament, which is housed in the Latin America.[4]

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. 188.
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ 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. 86. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4. 
  4. ^ Paulo José Benício, Análise Filológica e Teológica da Abertura do Evangelho Segundo Marcos no Manuscrito 2437

Further reading[edit]

  • Bruce M. Metzger, "Un Manuscrito greco dos quatro evangelhos na Biblioteca Nacional do Rio de Janeiro", Revista teológica 2 (Rio de Janeiro, 1952-1953), pp. 5-10.

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