Minuscule 202

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Minuscule 202 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 242 (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 the complete text of the four Gospels on 278 parchment leaves (size 25.1 cm by 20.6 cm).[1] Pauline epistles followed after Catholic epistles. Written in one column per page, in 21 lines per page, in light-brown or dark-brown ink, capital letters in gold.[2] It is a "splendid copy".[3]

It contains tables of κεφαλαια (in red and gold), κεφαλαια, τιτλοι, Ammonian Sections (Mark 234 - 16:9), Eusebian Canons, lectionary markings, subscriptions, στιχοι, Menologion, synaxaria, the the John 7:53-8:11 is marked by obelus.[2][3] It suse "iota adscriptum".


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Hermann von Soden included it to the textual family Kx. Aland placed it in Category V.[4]


Formerly the manuscript belonged to the monastery S. Marco in Florence. Later it belonged to Samuel Butler Bishop of Lichfield.[2]

It was examined by Birch and Bloomfield.[2]

It is currently housed at the British Library (Add. 14774), at London.[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. 59.
  • 2. C. R. Gregory, "Textkritik des Neuen Testaments", Leipzig 1900, vol. 1, p. 166.
  • 3. Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament, vol. 1. London: George Bell & Sons. p. 219.
  • 4. 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.

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