Minuscule 75

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Minuscule 75
New Testament manuscript
Name Codex Genevensis 19
Text Gospels
Date 11th century
Script Greek
Now at Bibliothèque Publique et Universitaire (Geneva)
Size 21.6 cm by 16 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V
Note close to minuscule 6
full marginalia

Minuscule 75 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 176 (von Soden),[1] known as Codex Genevensis, is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment leaves. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 11th century. The codex has complex contents.[2] It was adapted for liturgical use. It has complex contents, and full marginalia.


The codex contains complete text of the four Gospels on 484 leaves (size 21.6 cm by 16 cm). The text is written in one column per page, 19 lines per page.[2] The initial letters in red.[3] Two paper leaves were added in the 16th century at the end of the codex.[3]

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin, and their τιτλοι (tiles of chapters) at the top of the pages. There is also another division according to the Ammonian Sections (in Matthew 359, in Mark 236 - 16:13, in Luke 342, in John 232 sections), with references to the Eusebian Canons.[3]

It contains the Epistula ad Carpianum, the Eusebian Canon tables, Prolegomena, tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) before each Gospel, lectionary markings at the margin (for liturgical use), and pictures.[4]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Hermann von Soden classified it to the textual family Kx.[5] Aland placed it in Category V.[6] Textually it is close to minuscule 6.[4] According to the Claremont Profile Method it belongs to the textual cluster 1167, and creates textual pair with 2229.[5]


In 1702 Leger presented the manuscript to the Library in Geneva.[3] It was seen in 1714 by Wettstein, collated by Scholz, Cellérier, and Henri Omont (as Evv. 1).[4] Gregory saw the manuscript in 1883.[3] Hoskier gave a collation of the codex.[7]

It is currently housed in at the Bibliothèque Publique et Universitaire (Gr. 19), at Geneva.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 50. 
  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. 51.
  3. ^ a b c d e Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: Hinrichs. p. 146. 
  4. ^ a b c Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament. 1 (4th ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 204. 
  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. 54. 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. 138. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 
  7. ^ Herman C. Hoskier, A Full Account and Collation of the Greek Cursive Codex Evangelium 604 (London, 1890).

Further reading[edit]

  • Herman C. Hoskier, A Full Account and Collation of the Greek Cursive Codex Evangelium 604 (London, 1890).