Minuscule 185

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Minuscule 185 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 410 (Soden), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Paleographically it had been assigned to the 14th century.[1]



The codex contains a complete text of the four Gospels on 341 parchment leaves (size 34.5 cm by 16.9 cm).[1] Written in one column per page, in 21 lines per page (size of column 14.8 by 8.5 cm),[1] in black ink, capital letters on red.[2] It contains Prolegomena, tables of κεφαλαια, κεφαλαια, τιτλοι, Ammonian Sections (Mark 241 - 16:20, though in subscriptions 236 Sections), not the Eusebian Canons, lectionary markings, incipits, στιχοι, (not synaxaria).[2]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland placed it in Category V.[3] It is classified to the textual Family 1424.


The manuscript was written by one Basil.[4]

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

It is currently housed at the Laurentian Library (Plutei. VI. 16), at Florence.[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. 58.
  • 2. C. R. Gregory, "Textkritik des Neuen Testaments", Leipzig 1900, vol. 1, p. 164.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. F. H. A. Scrivener, "A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament" (George Bell & Sons: London 1894), Vol. 1, p. 217.

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