Minuscule 574

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Minuscule 574
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospels
Date 13th century
Script Greek
Now at Russian National Library
Size 19 cm by 14 cm
Type Byzantine
Category V

Minuscule 574 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 1295 (in the Soden numbering),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 13th century.[2] The manuscript is lacunose.


The codex contains the text of the four Gospels on 215 parchment leaves (size 19 cm by 14 cm) with lacunae (John 10:1-11:38; 11:39-57; 12:25-13:1; 15:26-16:15). The writing is in one column per page, 27 lines per page.[2]

It contains tables of the κεφαλαια before each Gospel and portraits of the four Evangelists.[3]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Hermann von Soden classified it to the textual family Kx.[4] Aland placed it in Category V.[5] According to the Claremont Profile Method it represents Kx in Luke 10 (cluster with codex 281), in Luke 20 it creates cluster with the code 585, in Luke 1 it has mixed text.[4]


The manuscript came from Karahissar.[Note 1] Titoff, Russian envoy in Turkey, purchased this manuscript and presented it to the Imperial Library in Petersburg.[3]

The manuscripts was examined, described, and collated by Eduard de Muralt (along with the codices 565-566, 568-572, 575, and 1567). The manuscript was also examined by Kurt Treu.

Currently the manuscript is housed at the National Library of Russia (Gr. 105) in Saint Petersburg.[2]

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  1. ^ Muralt's catalogue says no more than "Karahissar", which is ambiguous. The problem may be impossible to resolve. It can only be noted that Afyonkarahisar is nowadays the most populous of the places, and the closest to Constantinople, where Titoff was stationed; and that Şebinkarahisar formerly had a sizable Armenian - likely Christian - population.


  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 68. 
  2. ^ a b c Aland, K.; M. Welte; B. Köster; K. Junack (1994). Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. p. 80. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  3. ^ a b Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig. p. 204. 
  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. 63. 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. 139. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 

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