Minuscule 492

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Minuscule 492 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 433 (in the Soden numbering), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Dated by a Colophon to the year 1325 or 1326.[1] Scrivener labeled it by number 577.[2]



The codex contains a complete text of the four Gospels on 269 parchment leaves (size ). Written in one column per page, 24 lines per page. It is beautifully written. It contains the tables of κεφαλαια, κεφαλαια, τιτλοι, lectionary markings, some αναγνωσεις (later hand), and pictures.[3] Synaxarion and Menologion were added by a later hand.[3]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland placed it in Category V.[4] Hermann von Soden included it to the textual family Kx.[5]


The manuscript was written by Constantin, a monk, for the wish of Archimadrite Kallinikus, in the monastery of the Saint Demetrius. It was once at Sinai, then it belonged to the Bishop Butler's collection (as 491 and 493).[2][3]

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

It is currently housed at the British Library (Additional Manuscripts, 11838) 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. 258.
  • 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 Manuscripts Evidence (Wm. Eerdmans 1982), p. 61.

Further reading

  • Turyn, GB, 60, p. 90.

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