Minuscule 179

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Minuscule 179 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 211 (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 249 thick parchment leaves (size 19.5 cm by 16.5 cm),[1] with some lacunae.[2] Written in one column per page, in 21-23 lines per page,[1] in dark-brown ink, capital letters in red.[2] The last five leaves (214-218) and two others (23, 30) are paper, and were added later in the 15th or 16th century.[3] It contains the Eusebian tables, lists of κεφαλαια, κεφαλαια, τιτλοι, Ammonian Sections, Eusebian Canons, and lectionary markings. Synaxarion and Menologion were added in the 15th or 16th century.[2]

It contains the Eusebian tables, kephalaia.[3] synaxaria and Menologion only on parts added on paper.[2]


The Greek text of the manuscript is mostly the Byzantine, but it is not pure Byzantine. It is classified to the textual Family 1424. Aland did not place it in any Category.


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

It is currently housed at the Biblioteca Angelica (11), 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. 163.

  • 3. F. H. A. Scrivener, "A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament" (London 1894), vol. 1, p. 216.

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