Minuscule 174

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Minuscule 174 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 109 (Soden), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Dated by a colophon to the 1052.[1]



The codex contains the text of the four Gospels on 132 thick parchment leaves (size 24.6 cm by 19 cm),[1] with three lacunae (Matt. 1:1-2:1; John 1:1-27; 8:47-21:25).[2]

Written in two columns per page, in 30 lines per page (size of text 18.2 cm by 6.5 cm),[1] in brown-red ink, capital letters in red.[2]

It contains tables of κεφαλαια, κεφαλαια, τιτλοι, Ammonian Sections, Eusebian Canons, lectionary markings, ρηματα, στιχοι, and subscriptions.[2]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Caesarean text-type. The manuscript is a member of textual Family 13.


The manuscript was written by the monk Constantine "tabernis habitante", "cum praeessent praefecturae Georgilas dux Calabriae".[3][2] The codex, together with 173, 175, 176, and 177, was brought from the Library of the Basilian monks.[3]

It was examined by Bianchini, Birch, Scholz, Rendel Harris, and Ferrar.[2]

It is currently housed at the Vatican Library (Vat. gr. 2002), at Rome.[1]

See also


  • 1. K. Aland, M. Welte, B. Köster, K. Junack, "Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments", Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, New York 1994, p. 57.
  • 2. C. R. Gregory, "Textkritik des Neuen Testaments", Leipzig 1900, vol. 1, p. 162.
  • 3. F. H. A. Scrivener, A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament (London 1894), Vol. 1, p. 216.

Further reading

  • J. Rendel Harris, On the Origin of the Ferrar Group, (Cambridge, 1893).
  • W. H. Ferrar, A Collation of Four Important Manuscripts of the Gospels, ed T. K. Abbott, (Dublin:Macmillan, 1877).
  • Soden, Hermann. Die Schriften des Neuen Testaments in ihrer ältesten erreichbaren Textgestalt hergestellt auf Grund ihrer Textgeschichte. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1913.
  • Lake, Kirsopp & Silva. Family 13 (The Ferrar Group) The Text According to Mark, Studies and Documents 11, 1941.
  • Geerlings, Jacob. Family 13 – The Ferrar Group: The Text According to Matthew, Studies and Documents 19, 1961.
  • Ibid for Luke, Studies and Documents 20, 1961.
  • Ibid for John, Studies and Documents 21, 1962.

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