Minuscule 2616

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Minuscule 2616
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospels
Date 12th century
Script Greek
Now at Duke University
Size 17.7 cm by 12.9 cm
Category none

Minuscule 2616 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, written on 280 parchment leaves (17.7 cm by 12.9 cm). Paleographically it has been assigned to the 12th century.[1]


The codex contains the complete text of the four Gospels. The text is written in two columns per page, in 21 lines per page. Numbered only on the recto of leaf. The title in Mark is written in red semi-uncial letters, in rest of the Gospels in red uncial letters. It contains the Ammonian Sections and references to 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 Kx in Luke 1 and Luke 20. In Luke 10 it has a mixture of the Byzantine textual families.[3]


The codex now is located in the Kenneth Willis Clark Collection of the Duke University (Gk MS 16) 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. 89. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Clark Kenneth Willis, "Greek New Testament Manuscripts in Duke University Library", Library Notes, no. 27 (April 1953), pp. 6-7.
  • Caspar Rene Gregory, "Textkritik des Neuen Testamentes", Leipzig J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung, 1900-1909.

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