Minuscule 594

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Minuscule 594
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospels
Date 14th century
Script Greek
Now at Biblioteca di S. Lazaro
Size 25 cm by 19.5 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V

Minuscule 594 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 1402 (von Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 14th century.[2] The manuscript is lacunose. It was labelled by Scrivener as 470.[3]


The codex contains the text of the four Gospels on 241 parchment leaves (size 25 cm by 19.5 cm) with lacunae. It is written in one column per page, 17 lines per page.[2] It contains the lists of the κεφαλαια before every Gospel, Prolegomena to the Gospel of John, lectionary markings, incipits, subscriptions, and στιχοι; αναγνωσεις (lessons) were added by a later hand.[4]

Contents: Matthew 1:1-Luke 23:15; 23:33-48.[4]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Hermann von Soden classified it to the textual family Kr.[5] Aland placed it in Category V.[6] According to Wisse's Profile Method it represents the textual family Kr in Luke 1 and Luke 20. In Luke 10 no profile was made, Luke 1 is partly illegible.[5]


The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by F. H. A. Scrivener. It was examined by Dean Burgon.

The manuscript currently is housed at the Biblioteca di S. Lazzaro (1531), at Venice.[2]

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  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 69. 
  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. 82.
  3. ^ Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament, vol. 1 (4 ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 244. 
  4. ^ a b Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig. p. 206. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ 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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