Minuscule 189

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Minuscule 189 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), α 269 (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 the text of the four Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, Catholic epistles and Pauline epistles on 452 elegant parchment leaves (size 11.5 cm by 9.8 cm).[1] Written in one column per page, in 24 lines per page,[1] in light-black ink, capital letters in red.[2] Letters are small and beautiful. It contains lists of κεφαλαια, κεφαλαια, lectionary equipment, αναγνωσεις, synaxaria,[3] Euthalian apparatus to Catholic and Pauline epistles.[2] It has only one lacunae in John 19:38-21:25.[2]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland placed it in Category V.[4] Von Soden classified it as member of the textual family Kr and it was confirmed by Wisse.[5]


It was examined by Birch, Scholz, Burgon, and Gregory (1886).[2]

It is currently housed at the Laurentian Library (Plutei. VI. 27), 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. F. H. A. Scrivener, "A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament" (London 1894), vol. 1, p. 217.
  • 4. Kurt Aland, and Barbara Aland, "The Text of the New Testament: An Introduction to the Critical Editions and to the Theory and Practice of Modern Textual Criticism", transl. Erroll F. Rhodes, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1995, p. 132.
  • 5. F. Wisse, The profile method for the classification and evaluation of manuscript evidence, William B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1982, p. 92.

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