Minuscule 2615

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Minuscule 2615
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospels
Date c. 1500
Script Greek
Found 1950
Now at Duke University
Size 20.2 cm by 15.4 cm
Category none

Minuscule 2615 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, written on paper and parchment in a form of scroll (20.2 cm by 15.4 cm).

Paleographically it has been assigned to the 15th or 16th century. Written in one column per page, in 21 lines per page.[1]


The codex contains the complete text of the four Gospels. Written carefully in small minuscule letters. There is mixture of minuscule and uncial characters. Uncials usually in the beginning of words, and almost never in the medial position. Titles were written in red colour. It contains the Ammonian Sections and the Eusebian Canons.

Kurt Aland the Greek text of the codex did not place in any Category.[2] According to the Claremont Profile Method it represents the textual family Πa in Luke 1, Luke 10, and Luke 20.[3]


The codex formerly belonged to the Saint Catherine's Monastery. It was purchased by Kenneth Willis Clark in 1950.

The codex now is located in the Kenneth Willis Clark Collection of the Duke University (Gk MS 15) at Durham.[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. 199.
  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. 
  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. 88. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Kenneth Willis Clark, "Greek New Testament Manuscripts i Duke University Library", Library Notes, no. 27 (April 1953), pp. 6-7.

External links[edit]

  • Minuscule 2615 at the Kenneth Willis Clark Collection of Greek Manuscripts