Minuscule 264

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Minuscule 264
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospels
Date 12th century
Script Greek
Found 1718, Paul Lucas
Now at National Library of France
Size 20.5 cm by 14.2 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V
Note marginalia

Minuscule 264 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 284 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Paleographically it has been assigned to the 12th century.[2] It has marginalia.


The codex contains the text of the four Gospels on 294 parchment leaves (20.5 cm by 14.2 cm), with some lacunae. The text is written in one column per page, in 20 lines per page.[2]

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin, and the τιτλοι (titles of chapters) at the top of the pages. There is also a division according to the Ammonian Sections (in Mark 236 sections, the last section in 16:12), with references to the Eusebian Canons (written below Ammonian Section numbers).[3]

It contains tables of the κεφαλαια (chapters) before each Gospel, synaxaria, and subscriptions at the end of each Gospel, with numbers of στιχοι.[3]

Matthew 1:1-7:14; 14:31-15:24; 15:37-16:24; 17:8-18:7; Luke 18:17-30; John 5:23-36; 6:69-7:12; 21:23-25.
Mark 8:27-10:35; Luke 9:52-11:36 were added by a later hand.[3]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland placed it in Category V.[4] According to the Claremont Profile Method it represents textual family in Kx in Luke 1 and Luke 20. In Luke 10 it represents Πa.[5]

In John 8:6 it contains the addition: ενος εκαστου αυτων τας αμαρτιας. This textual variant appears in some Latin manuscripts. U (030), Minuscule 73, 331, 364, 700, 782, 1592 and some Armenian manuscripts have this variant in John 8:8.


The manuscript was brought from the East in 1718 by Paul Lucas. The manuscripts was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scholz (1794-1852).[6] It was examined and described by Paulin Martin.[7] C. R. Gregory saw the manuscript in 1885.[3]

The manuscript is currently housed at the Bibliothèque nationale de France (Gr. 65) at Paris.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 57. 
  2. ^ 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. 63.
  3. ^ a b c d Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 173. 
  4. ^ 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. 138. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 
  5. ^ 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. 58. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4. 
  6. ^ Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament 1 (4 ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 225. 
  7. ^ Jean-Pierre-Paul Martin, Description technique des manuscrits grecs, relatif au Nouveau Testament, conservé dans les bibliothèques des Paris (Paris 1883), p. 56

Further reading[edit]

  • Jean-Pierre-Paul Martin, Description technique des manuscrits grecs, relatif au Nouveau Testament, conservé dans les bibliothèques des Paris (Paris 1883), p. 56

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