Minuscule 2491

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Minuscule 2491
New Testament manuscript
Text Matthew 19-23, Mark 1:14-5:33; Mark 9:14-Luke 11:46
Date 12th century
Script Greek
Now at Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin
Burgerbibliothek Bern
Duke University
Size 26.3 cm by 20.4 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V

Minuscule 2491 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on 61 parchment leaves (26.3 cm by 20.4 cm). It is dated paleografically to the 12th century. The text is written in one column per page, in 24 lines per page.[1]


Formerly the codex containde the text of the four Gospels. To the present day survived only texts Matthew 19-23, Mark 1:14-5:33; Mark 9:14-Luke 11:46. Currently parts of the codex are held in three places. 36 leaves (Matthew 19-22; Mark 15:44-Luke 11:46) are housed at the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (Graec. qu. 90).

24 leaves are housed at the Burgerbibliothek Bern (Cod. 784) in Bern, they contain text Mark 1:14-5:33; 9:14-15:44.

The only one leaf of the codex is located in the Kenneth Willis Clark Collection of the Duke University (Gk MS 22) at Durham. It was labelled as minuscule 2617 (Gregory-Aland), it contains text Matthew 22:31-23:10.[1]


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

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. 191.
  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. 140. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 

Further reading[edit]

  • J. Geerlings, "Family Π in Luke", S & D XXII (Salt Lake City, 1962).

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