Minuscule 197

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Minuscule 197 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), A132 (Soden), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Paleographically it had been assigned to the 11th century.[1]



The codex contains the text of the Gospel of Matthew 24:3-28:20, Gospel of Mark and Epistle of James 2:10-4:15, with a commentary, on 154 parchment leaves (size 30.1 cm by 23.8 cm).[1][2] Written in one column per page, in 23 lines per page, in brown ink, capital letters in red.[2] It contains prolegomena, lists of κεφαλαια, κεφαλαια, τιτλοι. Commentary to Matthew is of Authorship of John Chrysostom, Commentary to Mark is of authorship of Victorinus of Pettau.[2]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland placed it in Category V.[3]


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

It is currently housed at the Laurentian Library (Plutei. VIII. 14), 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. 165.
  • 3. 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. 138.

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