Minuscule 500

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Minuscule 500 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 223 (in the Soden numbering), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it had been assigned to the 13th century.[1] Scrivener labeled it by number 587.[2]



The codex contains the text of the four Gospels on 244 parchment leaves (size 20.6 cm by 14.8 cm) with some lacunae (John 18:7-21; 19:40-21:25). Written in one column per page, 23 lines per page.[2] It contains the Epistula ad Carpianum, tables of κεφαλαια, κεφαλαια, τιτλοι, Ammonian Sections (Mark 234 - 16:9), (not Eusebian Canons), lectionary markings, αναγνωσεις, and subscriptions.[3][2] It lacks Eusebian tables but there is space for it. Synaxarion and Menologion added by a later hand on paper.[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 K1.[5]


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

It is currently housed at the British Library (Additional Manuscripts, 17982) 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. 259.
  • 3. Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig. p. 196.
  • 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.

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