Minuscule 230

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Minuscule 230 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 173 (Soden), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Dated by a colophon to the year 1013.[1]



The codex contains a complete text of the four Gospels, on 218 parchment leaves (size 21.8 cm by 17 cm).[1] Written in two columns per page, 24 lines per page.[1] It contains the Epistula ad Carpianum, tables of κεφαλαια, synaxaria, Menologion, doubled Menologion, subscriptions, ρηματα, and στιχοι.[2]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Caesarean text-type. Aland placed it in Category III.[3] The manuscript belongs to the textual family Ferrar Group (f13).


The manuscript was written by Luke, a monk and scribe.[2]

It was described by D. G. Moldenhawer, who collated it about 1783 for Birch.[4] It is currently housed at the Escurial (Cod. Escurialensis, y. III. 5).[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. Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig. p. 169.
  • 3. 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. 129. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1.
  • 4. Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament, vol. 1. London: George Bell & Sons. p. 222.

Further reading

  • J. Geerlings, Family 13 in John, S & D XXI.

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