Minuscule 209

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Minuscule 209 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), δ 457 and α 1581 (Soden), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Paleographically it had been assigned to the 14th century, with an exception to the Book of Revelation which was added to the codex in the 15th century.[1]



The codex contains the whole text of the New Testament on 411 parchment leaves (size 19.5 cm by 12 cm).[1] Written in one column per page, in 27 lines per page.[2] It contains Euthalian apparatus in the Catholic epistles, and Prolegomena to Apocalypse.[3]


The manuscript once belonged to Bessarion, who had it with him at the Council of Florence in 1439, and wrote many notes in it.[3]

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

It is currently housed at the Biblioteca Marciana (Fondo ant. 10), at Venice.[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. 167.
  • 3. F. H. A. Scrivener, "A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament" (London 1861), p. 164.
  • 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.

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