Minuscule 274

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Minuscule 274
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospels
Date 10th century
Script Greek
Now at Bibliothèque nationale de France
Size 23.8 cm by 16.6 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category none
Note Kx

Minuscule 274 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 1024 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Paleographically it has been assigned to the 10th century.[2] It has marginalia.


The codex contains the text of the four Gospels on 232 parchment leaves (22 cm by 16 cm) with some lacunae.[2] The texts of Mark 1:1-17; 6:21-54; John 1:1-20; 3:18-4:1; 7:23-42; 9:10-27; 18:12-29 were supplied by a later hand on a paper.[3] The text is written in one column per page, in 26 lines per page.[2]

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters) whose numbers are given at the margin, and their τιτλοι (titles of chapters) at the top of the pages. There is also another division according to the smaller Ammonian Sections (in Mark 239 sections, the last in 16:17), but without references to the Eusebian Canons.[3]

It contains lectionary markings at the margin, incipits, music notes, Synaxarion, Menologion, and pictures.[3]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Hermann von Soden included it to the textual family Kx.[4] Aland did not place it in any Category.[5]

According to the Claremont Profile Method it represents textual family Kx in Luke 1 and Luke 20. In Luke 10 no profile was made.[4]

The passage Matthew 16:2b–3 is excluded.[3] The manuscript has two endings to the Gospel of Mark (as in codices Ψ 099 0112 579 Lectionary 1602).[6]


The manuscript once belonged to Maximus Panagiotes.[3] The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scholz (1794-1852).[7] Dean Burgon regarded it as a specimen between uncial and cursive writing. It was examined and described by Paulin Martin.[8] C. R. Gregory saw the manuscript in 1885.[3]

The manuscript is currently housed at the Bibliothèque nationale de France (Suppl. Gr. 79) 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 d Aland, Kurt; M. Welte; B. Köster; K. Junack (1994). Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. p. 63. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 174. 
  4. ^ a b 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. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ Bruce M. Metzger, Bart D. Ehrman, "The Text of the New Testament: Its Transmission, Corruption and Restoration", Oxford University Press, Oxford 2005, p. 77.
  7. ^ Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1861). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament. 1 (4 ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 168. 
  8. ^ Jean-Pierre-Paul Martin, Description technique des manuscrits grecs, relatif au Nouveau Testament, conservé dans les bibliothèques des Paris (Paris 1883), pp. 63-65

Further reading[edit]

  • Jean-Pierre-Paul Martin, Description technique des manuscrits grecs, relatif au Nouveau Testament, conservé dans les bibliothèques des Paris (Paris 1883), pp. 63-65

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