Minuscule 226

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Minuscule 226 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 118 (Soden), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on a parchment. Paleographically it had been assigned to the 12th century.[1]



The codex contains entire of New Testament (except Book of Revelation), on 377 parchment leaves (size 17.4 cm by 13.4 cm).[1] Written in one column per page, 26 lines per page. Catholic epistles placed before Pauline epistles.[2] It contains the Eusebian tables, the Eusebian Canons, kephalaia, titloi, pictures, the Ammonian Sections, and the Eusebian Canons. Many corrections were made by a later hand, but original text is valuable, with some unique readings.[3]


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


The manuscript together with codices 227-233 was collated by D. G. Moldenhawer, who did it about 1783 for Birch.[3]

It is currently housed at the Escurial (Cod. Escurialensis, X. IV. 17).[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. Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament, vol. 1. London. p. 222.
  • 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.

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