Minuscule 176

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Minuscule 176 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 301 (Soden), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Paleographically it had been assigned to the 13th century.[1]



The codex contains the text of the four Gospels on 77 parchment leaves (size 21.2 cm by 14.5 cm),[1] with two large lacunae (Matt 1:1-10:13; John 2:1-21:25).[2] Written in two columns per page, in 38 lines per page (size of column 17.1 by 5 cm),[1] in dark-brown ink, capital letters in colour.[3]

It contains κεφαλαια, τιτλοι, Ammonian Sections, (not Eusebian Canons), and lectionary markings.[3]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Hermann von Soden included it to the textual family Kx. Aland did not place it in any Category.[4]


This codex, together with 173, 174, 175, and 177, was brought from the Library of the Basilian monks.[2]

It was examined by Bianchini, Birch, and Scholz.[3]

It is currently housed at the Vatican Library (Vat. gr. 2113), 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. Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament, vol. 1. London: George Bell & Sons. p. 216.
  • 3. Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig. p. 163.
  • 4. Aland, Kurt; Barbara Aland; Erroll F. Rhodes (trans.) (1995). The Text of the New Testament: An Introduction to the Critical Editions and to the Theory and Practice of Modern Textual Criticism. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. p. 138. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1.

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