Minuscule 178

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Minuscule 178 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 210 (Soden), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Paleographically it had been assigned to the 12th century.[1]



The codex contains almost complete text of the four Gospels on 272 thick parchment leaves (size 37.9 cm by 29.7 cm),[1] with only one small lacunae (John 21:17-25).[2][3] Written in two columns per page, in 23 lines per page,[1] in dark-brown ink, capital letters in gold.[3] It contains the Eusebian tables, lists of κεφαλαια, κεφαλαια, τιτλοι with harmony, and Ammonian Sections (Mark 234).[2] It has no Eusebian Canons.[3]

Headings of Gospels as in minuscule 69 - εκ του κατα Μαρκον.[3]

On the first leaf it has the same subscription as codex 87.[2]



The manuscript came from Constantinople. According to subscription "prope Cisternam Aeti".[3]

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

It is currently housed at the Biblioteca Angelica (123), 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. F. H. A. Scrivener, "A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament" (London 1894), vol. 1, p. 216.
  • 3. C. R. Gregory, "Textkritik des Neuen Testaments", Leipzig 1900, vol. 1, p. 163.

Further reading

  • Geo. Codinus, De antiquitatibus, Bonn 1843.

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