Minuscule 95

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Minuscule 95
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospel of Luke, Gospel of John
Date 12th century
Script Greek
Found 1676, George Wheeler
Now at Lincoln College, Oxford
Size 27.3 cm by 20.5 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V
Hand neatly written

Minuscule 95 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), A212 (von 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 has marginalia.


The codex contains the text of the Gospel of Luke (11:2-24:53); John 1:1-7:1; 7:18-20:30; 21:11-25 on 110 leaves (size 27.3 cm by 20.5 cm) with a commentary. The text is written in one column per page, 20 lines per page.[2] The initial letters are written in red.[3]

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers of at the margin. There is also a division according to the Ammonian Sections (later hand), (no references to the Eusebian Canons).[4]

It contains full scholia neatly written on the margin, synaxaria, and Menologion.[4]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland placed it in Category V.[5] It was not examined by the Claremont Profile Method.[6]

It contains the Pericope Adulterae (John 7:53-8:11) but with questionable scholion on the margin: ταυτα μετα και του κεφαλαιου της μοιχαλιδος. Εν τισι των αντιγραφων ωβελισται.[3]

In John 8:8 it has textual variant ενος εκαστου αυτων τας αμαρτιας (sins of every one of them), as in Codex Nanianus, 73, 331, 413, Minuscule 700, and some other manuscripts.[3]


George Wheeler brought the manuscript from Constantinople to England in 1676 (together with the codex 68 and 3).[3]

It was examined by Mill (as Wheeleri 2), and Nicoll (John 5-7 for Scholz).[4] C. R. Gregory saw it in 1883.[3]

It is currently housed at the Lincoln College (Gr. 16), at Oxford.[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 K. Aland, M. Welte, B. Köster, K. Junack, "Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments", Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, New York 1994, p. 49.
  3. ^ a b c d e Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig. p. 150. 
  4. ^ a b c 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. 207. 
  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. ^ 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. 

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