Minuscule 2464

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Minuscule 2464
New Testament manuscript
Text Acts, General epistles, Paul
Date 9th century
Script Greek
Now at Monastery of St. John the Theologian
Type Alexandrian / Byzantine
Category II

Minuscule 2464 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on 213 parchment leaves. Dated palaeographically to the 9th century. The text is written in one column per page, in 26 lines per page.[1]


The codex contains the text of the Acts of the Apostles, General epistles, and Pauline epistles with considerable lacunae. 52 leaves were damaged by water.

The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Alexandrian text-type. The basic text is the late Alexandrian, with some Byzantine text-type readings. The Romans is almost purely Byzantine. It has 6956 textual variants. Kurt Aland placed it in Category II.[2]

The codex currently is housed at the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian (Ms. 742), in Patmos.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b K. Aland, M. Welte, B. Köster, K. Junack, Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, New York 1994, p. 190.
  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. 137. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 

Further reading[edit]

  • F. J. Leroy, Le Patmos St Jean 742 (Gregory 2464), Utrecht 1973.

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