Minuscule 490

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Minuscule 490 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 106 (in the Soden numbering), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it had been assigned to the 11th century.[1] Scrivener labeled it by number 574.[2]



The codex contains the text of the four Gospelss on 192 parchment leaves (size 25.3 cm by 19.7 cm) with some lacunae. Written in two columns per page, 27 lines per page. It contains Epistula ad Carpianum, Eusebian tables, tables of κεφαλαια, κεφαλαια, τιτλοι, Ammonian Sections (234 - 16:9), Eusebian Canons, lectionary markings (in red), and subscriptions.[3]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland placed it in Category V.[4] It belongs to the textual family Kx, and to 51 manuscripts in Luke which are, according to Hermann von Soden, related to the Byzantine commented text (codices 53, 902).[5]


The manuscript once belonged to Claudius James Rich, consul in Bagdad. It was bought in 1825 for the British Museum.[2]

The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scrivener. It was examined by Scrivener[6] and Bloomfield.[3]

It is currently housed at the British Library (Additional Manuscripts, 7141) in London.[1]

See also


  • 1. Aland, K.; M. Welte, B. Köster, K. Junack (1994). Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. p. 76. ISBN 3110119862.
  • 2. Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament, vol. 1. London: George Bell & Sons. p. 257.
  • 3. Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig. p. 195.
  • 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. 139. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1.
  • 5. F. Wisse, The Profile Method for Classifying and Evaluating Manuscript Evidence (Wm. Eerdmans 1982), p. 50.
  • 6. F. H. A. Scrivener, A Full and Exact Collation of About 20 Greek Manuscripts of the Holy Gospels (Cambridge and London, 1852), p. LV. (as w)

Further reading

  • Thomas Kingsmill Abbott, Hermathena XVIII (1892), pp. 233-234.

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