Minuscule 84

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Minuscule 84
New Testament manuscript
Name Codex Monacensis 568
Text Matthew, Mark
Date 12th century
Script Greek
Now at Bavarian State Library
Size 17 cm by 13.2 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V
Note marginalia

Minuscule 84 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 1219 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment leaves. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 12th century.[2] It was adapted for liturgical use.


The codex contains the text of the four Gospel of Matthew and Gospel of Mark with numerous lacunae, on 66 thick parchment leaves (size 17 cm by 13.2 cm). The text is written in one column per page, 19-20 lines per page (size of text 11.1 cm by 9.1 cm).[2][3]

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin, with the τιτλοι (titles of chapters) at the top of the pages. There is also a division according to the Ammonian Sections, (no references to the Eusebian Canons).[3]

It contains lectionary markings at the margin (for liturgical use), and incipits before some lectionary pericopas.[3]


Matthew 1:18-13:10; 13:27-42; 14:3-18:25; 19:9-21.33; Matthew 22:4—Mark 7:14.[2]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland placed it in Category V.[4]


It was examined by Bengel (as August. 2), Scholz,[5] and Burgon.[3]

Formerly the manuscript was held in Augsburg (as codices 83 and 85). C. R. Gregory saw it in 1887.[3]

It is currently housed in at the Bavarian State Library (Gr. 568), at München.[2]

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  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 51. 
  2. ^ a b c d 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. 148. 
  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. ^ 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. 206. 

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