Minuscule 224

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Minuscule 224 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 1212 (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 only the text of the Gospel of Matthew, on 97 parchment leaves (size 14 cm by 11.8 cm).[1] Written in one column per page, 19 lines per page.[2] It contains lists of κεφαλαια, κεφαλαια, τιτλοι, Ammonian Sections, lectionary markings, synaxaria, Menologion, and subscriptions.[3] It does not contain the Eusebian Canons.[2]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland placed it in Category V.[4]


According to Gregory the manuscript was written in Calabria. In 1716 it was in Naples and belonged to Eusebius Caraccioli. It was examined by Treschow and Alter.[2] Alter used it in his edition of the Greek text of the New Testament.[5]

Formerly it was held at the Imperial Library at Vienna (Suppl. Gr. 97).[2] It is currently housed at the Biblioteca Nazionale (Cod. Neapol. ex Vind. 10), at Naples.[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. 60.
  • 2. C. R. Gregory, "Textkritik des Neuen Testaments", Leipzig 1900, vol. 1, p. 169.
  • 3. F. H. A. Scrivener, A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament (London 1894), vol. 1, p. 221.
  • 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. 138.
  • 5. Novum Testamentum Graecum, ad Codicen Vindobonensem Graece expressum: Varietam Lectionis addidit Franciscus Carolus Alter, 2 vols. 8vo, Vienna, 1786-1787.

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