Contents: Introduction * Table of Papyri * Table of Letter Uncials * Table of Numbered Uncials * Table of Minuscules 1-300 * Table of Minuscules 301-600 * Table of Minuscules 601-900 * Table of Minuscules 901-1200 * Table of Minuscules 1201-1500 * Table of Minuscules 1501-1800 * Table of Minuscules 1801-2100 * Table of Minuscules 2101 and up * Notes *
Textual critics are dependent on their materials -- in this case, manuscripts. But how is a student to know which manuscripts contain which text? No one can possibly examine all the manuscripts now available.
To make matters worse, not all editors agree on the nature of the text found in the manuscripts.
This article attempts to summarize the judgments passed by previous editors. The tables below list all non-fragmentary manuscripts cited regularly in at least one of the major recent critical apparati (Merk, Nestle-Aland^{26}, Nestle-Aland^{27}, UBS^{3}, UBS^{4}, Huck-Greeven, SQE^{13}, IGNTP Luke). Notes on sources and how to interpret the data follow the table. Fragmentary manuscripts are omitted as they should be dealt with on a more detailed basis.
Gregory Number | Soden Symbol | Date | Contents | Soden Desc | Merk Desc | Aland Desc | CPM Desc | Comment |
𝔓^{45} | III | e#a# | H/C | I Free | Colwell showed that the scribe of this manuscript, or one of its ancestors, freely paraphrased the text. | |||
𝔓^{66} | c. 200 | John# | I Free | |||||
𝔓^{75} | III | Lk# Jo# | I Strict | Very close to B. |
Gregory Number | Soden Symbol | Date | Contents | Soden Desc | Merk Desc | Aland Desc | CPM Desc | Comment |
ℵ/01 | δ2 | IV | eapcr | H | H | I | B (core) | |
A/02 | δ4 | V | e#ap#cr | I^{κa} | K^{k} | III (V) | Π^{a} (diverging) | Earliest Greek Gospels manuscript to have a substantially Byzantine text. It has some important Alexandrian readings, but these are a small minority. |
B/03 | δ1 | IV | eap#c | H | H | I | B (core) | Very close to 𝔓^{75} |
C/04 | δ3 | V | #eapcr | H | H | II | Mix | Mixed Alexandrian and Byzantine |
D/05 | δ5 | V/VI | e#a# Gk/Lat | I^{α} | D | IV | B (diverging) | Primary (and only) Greek "Western" witness. |
E/07 | ε55 | VIII | e# | K^{i} | K^{i} | V | K^{x} Cl Ω | |
F/09 | ε86 | IX | e# | K^{i} | K^{i} | V | K^{mix} | |
G/011 | ε87 | IX | e# | K^{i} | K^{i} | V | K^{x} | |
H/013 | ε88 | IX | e# | K^{i} | K^{i} | V | K^{x} | |
K/017 | ε71 | IX | e | I^{κa} | K^{k} | V | Π^{a} (core) | |
L/019 | ε56 | VIII | e# | H | H | II | B (core) | Late Alexandrian. Double Markan ending. Some Byzantine readings; main run of text is closer to B than ℵ. |
M/021 | ε72 | IX | e | I^{φr} | C^{φ} | V | M27 (diverging) | |
N/022 | ε19 | VI | e# | I^{π} | C^{π} | V | Mix | Purple uncial; group with O Σ Φ |
O/023 | ε21 | VI | Matt# | I^{π} | C^{π} | V | Purple uncial; group with N Σ Φ | |
P/024 | ε33 | VI | e# | I' | C^{|} | V | Mix | |
Q/026 | ε4 | V | Lk# Jo# | I' | H/C^{|} | V | Mix | |
R/027 | ε22 | VI | Luke# | I' | C^{|} | V | K^{x}+Mix | |
S/028 | ε1027 | 949 | e | K^{1} | K^{i} | V | K^{x} Cl Ω | |
T/029 (+0113, 0125, 0139) | ε5+ ε50+ ε99+ε1002 | V | Lk# Jo# Gk/Copt | H | H | II | Close to 𝔓^{75}/B | |
U/030 | ε90 | IX | e | I^{o} | C^{o} | V | K^{mix}+K^{x}; close to 974 1006 | |
V/031 | ε75 | IX | e# | K^{1} | K^{i} | V | K^{x} Cl Ω | |
W/032 | ε014 | V | e# | H (LkJo) I^{α} (Mk) | H (MtLkJo) C^{a} (Mark) | III | B+K^{x}+Mix | Uniquely and heavily block mixed, with Byzantine text in Matthew, "Western" and "Cæsarean" in Mark (with the famous "Freer Logion"), Luke Alexandrian and Byzantine, John primarily Alexandrian with a supplement that has a mixed text. |
X/033 | A^{3} | X | e# Comm | A^{3} | C^{o}/K | V | Mix (Gr B Influence) | Commentary manuscript, mostly Byzantine but with some striking agreements with B |
Y/034 | ε073 | IX | e# | I^{κ} | K^{k} | V | Π^{171} | |
Z/035 | ε26 | VI | Matt# | H | H | III | Close to ℵ | |
Γ/036 | ε70 | X | e# | I' | C^{|} | V | K^{x} | From the information in the colophon, probably dates to 979, with 844 as an alternative. |
Δ/037 | ε76 | IX | e# Gk/Lat | H | H | III | Mix+K^{x} | Largely Alexandrian in Mark, especially in the early chapters; Byzantine elsewhere |
Θ/038 | ε050 | IX | e# | I^{α} | C^{a} | II | Mix | Considered the best Cæsarean witness, but about half Byzantine. |
Λ/039 | ε77 | IX | Lk Jo | I^{r} | K^{r} | V | Λ | Matt and Mark are the minuscule 566. |
Ξ/040 | A^{1} | VI | Luke# Comm | A^{1} | K | III | K^{mix}+B | Late Alexandrian. Contains a system of divisions found elsewhere only in B. |
Π/041 | ε73 | IX | e# | I^{κa} | K^{k} | V | Π^{a} (core) | |
Σ/042 | ε18 | VI | Mt Mk | I^{π} | C^{π} | V | Purple uncial; group with N O Φ | |
Φ/043 | ε17 | VI | #Mt Mk | I^{π} | C^{π} | V | Purple uncial; group with N O Σ | |
Ψ/044 | δ6 | VIII/ IX | e#ap#c | H | H | III | B+K^{mix}+Mix | Strongly Alexandrian in Mark (has the double ending); mostly Byzantine in Luke; mixed Alexandrian/Byzantine in John. |
Ω/045 | ε61 | IX | e | K^{1} | K^{i} | V | K^{x} Cl Ω |
Gregory Number | Soden Symbol | Date | Contents | Soden Desc | Merk Desc | Aland Desc | CPM Desc | Comment |
047 | ε95 | VIII | e# | I' | C^{|} | V | K^{x} | |
070 (+0110, 0124, 0178, 0179, 0180 0190, 0191, 0193, 0202) | ε6+ε017+ ε78 | VI | Lk# Jo# Gk/Copt | H | H | III | ||
0141 | C^{ι13} | X | John Comm | C^{ι13} | K | III | ||
0211 | ε051 | IX | e | K^{1} | V | K^{x}+K^{mix}+Mix | ||
0233 | VIII | e# | III | |||||
0250 | VIII | e# | III | Palimpsest. Text is primarily Byzantine, but with an assortment of early readings of no clear type. |
Gregory Number | Soden Symbol | Date | Contents | Soden Desc | Merk Desc | Aland Desc | CPM Desc | Comment |
1^{eap} | δ254 | XII | eapc | I^{ηa} | C^{η} | III | 1 (core) | |
2^{e} | ε1214 | XII | e | K^{x} | V | K^{mix}+K^{x} | ||
5 | δ453 | XIV | eapc | A^{k} | C^{a} | V? | Mix+K^{mix}+1519 | |
6 | δ356 | XIII | eapc | I^{κ} | V | Π^{6} | ||
7 | ε287 | XII | e | I^{φb} | C^{φ} | Cl 7 | ||
13 | ε368 | XIII | e# | I^{ιc} | C^{ι} | III | 13 (core) | |
16 | ε449 | XIV | e Gk/Lat | I^{βb} | C^{β} | 16 (with 1163) | ||
21 | ε286 | XII | e# | I^{α} | C^{a} | V | K^{x} | |
22 | ε288 | XII | e# | I^{ηb} | C^{η} | 22b (core) | ||
27 | ε1023 | X | e# | I^{φr} | C^{φ} | V | M27 (core) | |
28 | ε168 | XI | e# | I^{α} | C^{a} | III (Mark) V (others) | Mix+K^{x} | Considered one of the primary Cæsarean witnesses, but almost purely Byzantine outside Mark. |
33 | δ48 | IX | #eapc | H | H | II | B | Alexandrian with heavy Byzantine (and perhaps minor "Western") influence. Probably the best minuscule of the gospels other than 892. |
60 | ε1321 | 1297 | er | K^{x} | (K^{c}) | V | Cl 1685 | |
66 | ε519 | XIV | e | K^{r} | V | K^{r} | ||
69 | δ505 | XV | #eapcr | I^{ιb} | C^{ι} | V (?) | 13 | |
71 | ε253 | XII | e | I^{φr} | C^{φ} | M27 (core) | ||
83 | ε1218 | XI | e | K^{r} | C^{|} | V | K^{r} | |
115 | ε1096 | X | e# | I^{φb} | C^{φ} | K^{mix}+K^{x} | ||
118 | ε346 | XIII | e# | I^{ηb} | C^{η} | 1 (core) | ||
123 | ε174 | XI | e | K^{x} | V | K^{x} Cl Ω | ||
124 | ε1211 | XI | e# | I^{ιb} | C^{ι} | 13 (weak) | ||
131 | δ467 | XIV | eapc | I^{η} | C^{η} | 1 | ||
138 | A^{201} | XII | e# Comm | A^{c} | K | V | K^{x} | |
157 | ε207 | XII | e | I^{σ} | C^{σ} | III | K^{x}+Mix+B | |
158 | ε108 | XI | e | K^{x} | K^{x}+Π^{a} | |||
160 | ε213 | 1123 | e | I^{φc} | Mix+K^{x} | |||
161 | ε1005 | X | e# | I^{r} | L | |||
162 | ε214 | 1153 | e | I | C^{|} | V | K^{x}+K^{mix} | |
174 | ε109 | 1052 | e# | I^{ιb} | C^{ι} | L | ||
179 | ε211 | X | e# | I^{φb} | C^{φ} | Mix+K^{x} | ||
180 | ε1498 | XII | eapcr | K^{x} | V | K^{x} Cl 180 | ||
185 | ε410 | XIV | e | I^{φb} | C^{φ} | V | Cl 1531 | |
205 | δ501 | XV | eapcr +OT | I^{η} | III | 1 (with 209) | Descendant or close cousin of 209 | |
209 | δ457 | XIV | eapcr | I^{ηb} | C^{η} | III | 1 (with 205) | |
213 | ε129 | XI | e# | I^{o} | C^{o} | Mix | ||
229 | ε1206 | 1140 | e# | I^{κc} | K^{k} | Π^{a}+K^{x} | ||
230 | ε173 | 1013 | e | I^{ιc} | C^{ι} | L | ||
235 | ε456 | 1314 | e | I^{σ} | C^{σ} | V | K^{mix}+K^{x} | |
245 | ε1226 | 1199 | e | I^{σ} | C^{σ} | V | K^{mix}+1167 | |
249 | N^{ι10} | XIV | John Comm | K | ||||
251 | ε192 | XII | e | I' | C^{|} | Cl 1229 | ||
262 | ε1020 | X | e | I^{r} | K^{r} | V | L (core) | |
265 | ε285 | XII | e | I^{κa} | K^{k} | Π^{a} (core) | ||
267 | ε1289 | XII | e# | I^{φb} | C^{φ} | V | Cl 7 | |
270 | ε291 | XII | e | I^{κb} | K^{k} | V | Π^{b}+Π^{a} | |
273 | ε370 | XIII | e# | I' | C^{|} | K^{mix}+K^{x} | ||
280 | ε294 | XII | e | I^{κc} | K^{k} | V | Π^{a} (core) | |
291 | ε377 | XIII | e | I^{σ} | C^{σ} | V | 291 |
Gregory Number | Soden Symbol | Date | Contents | Soden Desc | Merk Desc | Aland Desc | CPM Desc | Comment |
317 | N^{ι31} | XII | John Comm | K | ||||
343 | ε120 | XI | e | K^{x} | V | Cl 343+K^{mix} | ||
346 | ε226 | XII | e# | I^{ιc} | C^{ι} | III | 13 (core) | |
348 | ε121 | 1022 | e | I^{βa} | C^{β} | 1216 (core) | ||
349 | ε413 | 1322 | e | I^{φa} | C^{φ} | M349 (with 2388) | ||
372 | ε600 | XVI | e# | I^{a} | C^{a} | Mix ("strange text") | ||
397 | C^{ι10} | X/XI | John Comm | K | ||||
399 | ε94 | IX/X | e | I^{α} (Matt) K^{1} (MkLcJo) | C^{a} (Matt) K^{i} (MkLkJo) | V | Mix+K^{x} | |
423 | N^{μ60}, N^{ι60} | 1556 | Mt Jo Comm | K | ||||
430 | N^{ι11} | XI | Jo# Comm | K | ||||
440 | δ60 | XII | eapc | I' | C^{|} | K^{x}+K^{mix} | ||
443 | ε270 | XII | e | I^{o} | C^{o} | V | M159 | |
461 | ε92 | 835 | e | K^{1} | K^{i} | V | K^{x} Cl Ω | |
472 | ε1386 | XIII | e# | I' | C^{|} | Mix+K^{mix} | ||
473 | ε1390 | XIII | e | I^{κc} | K^{k} | V | Π^{473} | |
475 | ε138 | XI | e# | K^{x} | V | K^{x}+Cl475 | ||
477 | ε350 | XIII | e | I^{βa} | C^{β} | V | 1216 (with 2174) | |
478 | ε1082 | X | e | K^{ak} | V | K^{x} | ||
480 | δ462 | 1366 | eapc | K^{r} | K | V | K^{r} (perfect) | |
482 | ε329 | 1285 | e | I^{κc} | K^{k} | V | K^{x}+Π^{a} | |
485 | ε247 | XII | e# | I' | C^{|} | V | K^{x} | |
489 | δ459 | 1316 | #eapc | I^{κa} | K^{k} | Π^{a} (with 1219) | ||
495 | ε243 | XII | e | I' | C^{|} | K^{mix} | ||
517 | ε167 | XI/XII | #eapcr | I^{φa} | C^{φ} | Cl 1675 (core) | ||
544 | ε337 | XIII | e | I^{α} | C^{a} | Π^{a}+K^{mix}+K^{x} | ||
545 | ε511 | 1430 | e | I^{r} | K^{r} | Cl 585 (core) | ||
565 | ε93 | IX | e# | I^{α} | C^{a} | III | B+K^{x} | Considered one of the primary Caesarean witnesses. Very close to Θ in Mark. |
577 | ε454 | 1346 | e | K^{x} | V | K^{mix} | ||
579 | ε376 | XIII | e# | H | H | II (Mark, Luke only) | B | Strongly Alexandrian in Mark-John; about as good as 33 or 892. Perhaps closer to ℵ than B. Matthew is much more Byzantine, though it has a few early readings. |
597 | ε340 | XIII | e | K^{x} | V | 291 |
Gregory Number | Soden Symbol | Date | Contents | Soden Desc | Merk Desc | Aland Desc | CPM Desc | Comment |
655 | ε177 | XI/XII | e | K^{1} | K^{i} | V | K^{mix}+K^{x} | |
659 | ε1216 | XII | e | I^{φb} | C^{φ} | |||
660 | ε178 | XI/XII | e# | I' | C^{|} | V | 22a (** to K^{r}) | |
661 | ε179 | XI | e | K^{1} | K^{i} | |||
669 | ε1025 | X | e# | K^{x} | V | K^{x} | ||
692 | ε1284 | XII | MtMkLk | I^{φr} | C^{φ} (Mark) | V | M27 | |
700 | ε133 | XI | e | I^{α} | C^{a} | III | Mix+B+K^{x} | Considered one of the primary Cæsarean witnesses. |
713 | ε351 | XII | e# | I^{σ} | C^{σ} | Mix+K^{mix} | ||
716 | ε448 | XIV | e | I' | C^{|} | Cl 343+Cl 686 | ||
726 | ε384 | XIII | e | I^{κb} | K^{k} | Π^{b} | ||
743 | N^{ι50} | XIV | #ecr? Comm | |||||
788 | ε1033 | XI | e | I^{ιb} | C^{ι} | III | 13 (core) | |
821 | C^{ι60} | XVI | John Comm | K | ||||
826 | ε218 | XII | e | I^{ιc} | C^{i} | III | 13 (perfect) | By most accounts, the best and central witness of family 13. |
827 | ε309 | XIII | e# | I^{φb} | C^{φ} (Mark) | Cl 827 | ||
828 | ε219 | XII | e | I^{ιc} | C^{i} | III | 13 | |
850 | K^{ι20} | XII | John# Comm | H | ||||
869 | C^{ι21} | XII | John# Comm | K | ||||
872 | ε203 | XII | e# | I^{ηb} | C^{η} | K^{x} | ||
892 | ε1016 | IX | e# | H | H | II | B (core) | Overall, perhaps the most Alexandrian of the gospel minuscules. Portions of John, from a later hand, are mostly Byzantine. |
Gregory Number | Soden Symbol | Date | Contents | Soden Desc | Merk Desc | Aland Desc | CPM Desc | Comment |
903 | ε4002 | 1381 | e | I^{φ}? | Mix | |||
945 | δ362 | XI | eapc | I^{φc} | C^{φ} | V | K^{mix}+K^{x} | |
954 | ε1454 | XV | e | I^{φa} | C^{φ} | Cl 1675 | ||
983 | ε3017 | XII | e | I^{ιa} | C^{ι} | III | 13 | |
990 | ε1260 | XIV | e | I^{φc} | C^{φ} | |||
994 | A^{227}/ C^{ι33} | X/XI | #MtJo Comm | K | V | |||
998 | ε1385 | XII | e# | I' | C^{|} | V | K^{x} Cl 180 | |
1005 | ε1263 | XIV | e | I^{η} | 22a | |||
1006 | ε1156 | XI | er | K^{1} | V | K^{mix} (with 974; also U) | ||
1009 | ε1265 | XIII | e | I^{κ} | Mix+K^{mix} (with 472) | |||
1010 | ε1266 | XII | e# | I^{φc} | C^{φ} | V | K^{mix}+K^{x} Cl 160 | |
1012 | ε1132 | XI | e | I^{σ} | C^{σ} | Cl 1012 | ||
1038 | ε1493 | XIV | e | I' | C^{|} | |||
1047 | ε1354 | XIII | e# | I' | C^{|} | M609 | ||
1071 | ε1279 | XII | e | I^{o} | C^{o} | III | Mix | |
1077 | ε1139 | X | e | K^{1} | V | K^{x} Cl Ω | ||
1079 | ε1045 | X | e | I^{κ} | Π^{a}(core) | |||
1080 | A^{312} | IX | e Comm | A^{b} | V | K^{x} Cl Ω | ||
1082 | ε3015 | XIV | e | I^{φb} | C^{φ} | K^{x}+K^{r} | ||
1093 | ε1443 | 1302 | e | I' | C^{|} | Mix | ||
1170 | ε541 | XI | e# | I' | C^{|} | M27 (with 569) | ||
1187 | ε1083 | XI | e | I^{r} | K^{r} | V | L | |
1188 | ε1114 | XI/XII | e | I^{φa} | C^{φ} | V | K^{mix}+K^{x} | |
1192 | ε1115 | XI | e | I^{ηb} | 22b | |||
1194 | ε1094 | XI | e | I^{φr} | C^{φ} | M10 | ||
1195 | ε1116 | 1123 | e | K^{x} | M1195 | |||
1200 | ε1250 | XII | e# | I^{κb} | K^{k} | V | Π^{b} |
Gregory Number | Soden Symbol | Date | Contents | Soden Desc | Merk Desc | Aland Desc | CPM Desc | Comment |
1203 | ε1042 | X | e | K^{x} | V | K^{x} | ||
1207 | ε1098 | XI | e | I^{φc} | C^{φ} (LkJo) | V | Π^{473} | |
1210 | ε1198 | XI | e | I^{ηb} | 22b | |||
1215 | ε1315 | XIII | e | K^{ak} | V | Mix+K^{x}+K^{mix} | ||
1216 | ε1043 | XI | e | I^{βb} | C^{β} | 1216 (core) | ||
1220 | X | e# | V | M609 | ||||
1223 | ε1093 | X | e | I^{φc} | C^{φ} | V | Π^{1441}+Π^{268} | |
1229 | ε1317 | XIII | e# | I' | C^{|} | Cl 1229 | ||
1230 | A^{225} | 1124 | e Comm | Mix | ||||
1241 | δ371 | XII | #eapc | H | (H) | III | B | Probably the most Alexandrian minuscule of Luke. It is somewhat less good on John, and weaker still in Matthew and Mark. |
1242 | δ469 | XIII | eapc | I' | C^{|} (John) | V | K^{mix}+1167 | |
1243 | δ198 | XI | eapc | I^{β} | III | 1216 (with 1579) | ||
1247 | δ556 | XV | eapc | K^{x} | V | K^{r} (weak) | ||
1253 | Θ^{ε64} | XV | e# Comm | Mix | ||||
1278 | ε277 | XII | e | I^{η} | 22a | |||
1279 | ε1178 | XI | e | I^{βa} | C^{β} | 1216 | ||
1292 | δ395 | XIII | eapc | I^{κ} | V | Π^{b}+K^{x} | ||
1293 | ε190 | XI | e# | I^{φc} | C^{φ} | K^{mix}+K^{x} | ||
1295 | ε96 | IX | e# | I' | C^{|} | K^{x} Cl Ω | ||
1313 | A^{115} | XI | e Comm | A^{c} | V | Π^{a} | ||
1319 | δ180 | XII | #eapc | I^{κ} | V | Π^{b} | ||
1321 | ε1110 | XI | e | A^{k} | C^{o} | 1519 | ||
1338 | ε1243 | XII | e# | K^{x} | K^{x} Cl 281 | |||
1342 | ε1311 | XIII/ XIV | e# | (I) | C^{a} | II (Mark) | Mix+B+K^{x} | |
1344 | ε1244 | XII | e# | K^{x} | K^{x}+K^{mix} | |||
1346 | ε1089 | X/XI | e | I^{κa} | K^{k} | Π^{a} | ||
1347 | ε1038 | X | e# | I^{φr} | V | K^{mix}+K^{x} | ||
1351 | ε1040 | X | e# | K^{x} | V | K^{x} Cl 2592 | ||
1352 | δ396 | ? | eapc(r) | K^{x} | V | K^{x} | 1352a contains eapc; 1352b contains r | |
1354 | δ470 | XIV | eapc | I^{κc} | K^{k} | V | Π^{a}+K^{x} | |
1355 | ε1246 | XII | e | I' | C^{|} | V | Π^{a} | |
1365 | ε381 | XII | e | I' | C^{|} | 22a | ||
1375 | ε1225 | XII | e | I^{κb} | K^{k} | V | Π^{b} | |
1391 | ε1413 | XIII | e | I^{φb} | C^{φ} | K^{x} | ||
1392 | A^{229} | X | e Comm | A^{c} | V | K^{x}+Π^{a} | ||
1396 | ε1416 | XIV | e | I' | C^{|} | M1326 | ||
1402 | ε1333 | XII | e | I^{φb} | C^{φ} | M1402 | ||
1424 | δ30 | IX/X | eapcr+ Hermas (Comm) | I^{φa} | C^{φ} | III (Mark) | Cl 1675 (diverging) | |
1443 | ε1138 | 1047 | e | I^{φr} | Mix+K^{mix}+K^{x} (with 1282) | |||
1452 | ε1274 | 992? | e | K^{x} | V | K^{x} (with 568) | ||
1458 | ε1142 | X | e | K^{x} | M27 (core) |
Gregory Number | Soden Symbol | Date | Contents | Soden Desc | Merk Desc | Aland Desc | CPM Desc | Comment |
1505 | δ165 | XII | eapc | K^{x} | V | K^{mix}+K^{x} (with 2495) | ||
1506 | Θ^{ε402} | 1320 | e#p# Comm | V | ||||
1510 | ε2024 | XI | e# | I^{κ} | K^{mix}+Π^{278} | |||
1515 | ε1442 | XIII | e# | I' | C^{|} | K^{mix}+Π^{171} | ||
1542a/b | ε1337 | XII | e# | I^{α} | C^{a} | III (Mark) V (Luke) | Mix+K^{x} | |
1546 | ε1339 | 1263? | e | I^{κ} | Π^{a} | |||
1555 | ε1341 | XIII | e | I^{r} | K^{r} | L | ||
1573 | δ398 | XII/ XIII | eapc | I^{r} | K^{r} | V | Mix+L | |
1574 | ε551 | XIV | e | I^{o} | C^{o} | Mix | ||
1579 | ε1349 | XI | e | I^{βb} | C^{β} | 1216 (with 1243) | ||
1582 | ε183 | 949 | e | I^{ηa} | C^{η} | III | 1 | Along with 1 itself, one of the basic witnesses of family 1. It was copied by the same scribe as 1739. |
1588 | ε1435 | XIV | e | I^{βb} | C^{β} | 16 | ||
1604 | ε1353 | XIII | e | I' | C^{|} | V | Mix+K^{mix} (with 2546) | |
1606 | ε1441 | XIII | e | I^{φb} | C^{φ} | K^{x} Cl 187 | ||
1630 | ε1472 | 1314 | e | K^{r} | M349 | |||
1654 | ε1468 | 1326 | e# | I^{α} | C^{a} | Cl 7 | ||
1675 | ε1444 | XIV | e# | I^{φb} | C^{φ} | Cl 1675 (core) | ||
1685 | ε3048 | 1292 | er | I^{φb} | Cl 1685 | |||
1689 | ε1054 | 1200 | e | I^{ιa} | C^{ι} | |||
1697 | ε2068 | XIII | e | K^{x} | K^{mix}+K^{x}+Mix | |||
1709 | ε1053 | X | e | K^{x} |
Gregory Number | Soden Symbol | Date | Contents | Soden Desc | Merk Desc | Aland Desc | CPM Desc | Comment |
1820 | K^{ι50} | XV | John Comm | H | ||||
2096 | ε2080 | XII | #MtMkLk | V | Cl 1012 |
Gregory Number | Soden Symbol | Date | Contents | Soden Desc | Merk Desc | Aland Desc | CPM Desc | Comment |
2145 | ε1222 | 1145 | e | I^{o} | C^{o} | M1195+K^{x} | ||
2148 | Θ^{ε400} | 1337 | e Comm | Cl 2148 | ||||
2174 | ε393 | XIV | e | I^{β} | 1216 (with 477) | |||
2191 | δ250 | XII | eapc | I^{φb} | V | K^{x}+K^{mix} | ||
2193 | ε1131 | X | e | I^{ηa} | C^{η} (MkLkJo) | III | ||
2322 | XII/ XIII | e# | K^{r}(perfect) | |||||
2372 | XIII | e# | 22a | |||||
2399 | XIV | e# | K^{r} Cl 1059 | |||||
2427 | XIV? | Mark | I | Very close to B. Most Alexandrian minuscule now known. It is, however, probably a forgery. | ||||
2430 | XI | e# | C^{|} (Mark) | V | Mix+Π^{171}+K^{mix} | |||
2487 | XI | e# | Cl 1229 | |||||
2542 | XIII | #MtMkLk | III | Mix+1 | ||||
2613 | XI | e | M106 | |||||
2643 | 1289 | er | Mix (with 792) | |||||
2757 | XII/ XIII | e | Mix+K^{mix}+K^{x} | |||||
2766 | XIII | e | K^{mix}+Cl 827 |
Gregory Number -- The standard numerical designation for manuscripts, based on the system created by Caspar Rene Gregory.
Soden Symbol -- The designation given to the manuscript by H. von Soden. The user is referred to von Soden's work or the commentaries for a discussion of these symbols, many of which cannot even be reproduced in HTML format.
The Gregory/Soden equivalences given here are taken primarily from Kurt Aland, Kurzgefasste Liste der Grieschischen Handschriften des Neuen Testaments (de Gruyer, 1963). They have been checked against Merk where necessary.
Note: If a manuscript has multiple Soden symbols, this usually means that it comes from two different eras and that von Soden assigned two numbers to the various parts. The first symbol will usually be the one used in the gospels.
Date -- as given by the most recent catalogs (NA^{27} or the Kurzgefasste Liste). Arabic numerals indicate a precise date listed in a colophon; roman numerals indicate centuries (as judged by paleographers).
Contents -- briefly describes the contents of a manuscript. e=Gospels; a=Acts; p=Paul; c=Catholics; r=Apocalypse. The symbol # indicates a defect. If it follows the description of a section (e.g. p#) it indicates that the manuscript is defective in that section; if it precedes the list, it means that the nature of the defect is unknown to me. Thus, ap#c indicates a manuscript which contains Acts, Paul, and the Catholics, which is defective for part of Paul; #apc indicates a manuscript of those same books which is defective in a way unknown to me. Comm indicates a commentary manuscript; polyglot manuscripts are also noted.
The information here is taken from the Kurzgefasste Liste, from NA^{27}, from a variety of special studies, and from my own researches.
Soden Description -- this indicated the classification in which von Soden placed the manuscripts. There is no room here for a full discussion, but we may note that H is the Aexandrian text. K is the Byzantine text. The various I groups include a wide variety of manuscripts of mixed types.
The information from this section again comes from the Kurzgefasste Liste, supplemented by Wisse and Merk.
Merk Description -- These are the classification used in Augustinus Merk's Novum Testamentum Graece et Latine. It will be observed that, for the most part, they correspond with von Soden's, groups, but Merk has separated the I text into two parts -- the D text and the C (Caesarean) groups. A question mark or parenthesized entry in this column indicates that Merk's list of manuscripts does not correspond to his manuscript groupings; the reader is referred to the group lists.
Aland Description -- Kurt and Barbara Aland undertook to classify "all" minuscules according to quality. In The Text of the New Testament (translated by Erroll F. Rhodes, Eerdmans, 1989) they listed their results. A category I manuscript was considered most important for establishing the text (practical translation: a category I manuscript is supposed to be free of Byzantine influence). A category II manuscript is somewhat poorer and more mixed; category III is important "for the history of the text"; category V is Byzantine. In practice, these categories are an assessment of Byzantine influence.
It will be noted that not all manuscripts have been rated. Some (e.g. 1799) were not collated. In most instances, however, it appears to be because the manuscript is very slightly mixed -- not purely Byzantine, but not clearly anything else, either. In some cases I have been unable to determine why the Alands did not give a rating.
CPM Description -- The classification according to the Claremont Profile Method, detailed in Frederik Wisse, The Profile Method for Classifying and Evaluating Manuscript Evidence (Studies and Documents 44, Eerdmans, 1982).
The Claremont System so far has been applied only to the Gospel of Luke, and only three chapters (1, 10, and 20) have been profiled. Not all manuscripts have been profiled for all chapters, but it will be evident that a block mixed manuscript may show as many as three text-types.
The CPM system is based on a number of basic groups:
A number of clusters and pairs, as well as many mixed texts, are also cited.
In addition to their classifications, manuscripts may be described as Core or Diverging members of a group. A core member is one that falls very close to the basic profile of the group. (Those which show no deviations from the profile at all may be described as "perfect" members.) A diverging member is one that does not fall close to the core. If a manuscript is marked "with XXXX," it means that Wisse considers these manuscripts to be paired.
Note that Wisse's results are summarized; defects are not noted, partial profiles are treated as complete, and mixture may not be commented on. Full details should be sought from Wisse.
Comment -- this is my attempt to provide
the "last word." Usually this is based on a scholarly study or
on the consensus of textual critics, but I have sometimes added my own opinions.