Contents: Introduction * Table of Papyri * Table of Letter Uncials * Table of Numbered Uncials * Table of Minuscules 1-300 * Table of Minuscules 301-600 * Table of Minuscules 601-900 * Table of Minuscules 901-1200 * Table of Minuscules 1201-1500 * Table of Minuscules 1501-1800 * Table of Minuscules 1801-2100 * Table of Minuscules 2101 and up * Notes *
Textual critics are dependent on their materials -- in this case, manuscripts. But how is a student to know which manuscripts contain which text? No one can possibly examine all the manuscripts now available.
To make matters worse, not all editors agree on the nature of the text found in the manuscripts.
This article attempts to summarize the judgments passed by previous editors. The tables below list all non-fragmentary manuscripts cited regularly in at least one of the major recent critical apparati (Merk, Nestle-Aland^{26}, Nestle-Aland^{27}, UBS^{3}, UBS^{4}, Huck-Greeven, SQE^{13}, IGNTP Luke). Notes on sources and how to interpret the data follow the table. Fragmentary manuscripts are omitted as they should be dealt with on a more detailed basis.
Gregory Number | Soden Symbol | Date | Contents | Soden Desc | Merk Desc | Aland Desc | CPM Desc | Comment |
P^{45} | III | e#a# | H/C | I Free | Colwell showed that the scribe of this manuscript, or one of its ancestors, freely paraphrased the text. | |||
P^{66} | c. 200 | John# | I Free | |||||
P^{75} | III | Lk# Jo# | I Strict | Very close to B. |
Gregory Number | Soden Symbol | Date | Contents | Soden Desc | Merk Desc | Aland Desc | CPM Desc | Comment |
/01 | d2 | IV | eapcr | H | H | I | B (core) | |
A/02 | d4 | V | e#ap#cr | I^{ka} | K^{k} | III (V) | P^{a} (diverging) | Earliest Greek Gospels manuscript to have a substantially Byzantine text. It has some important Alexandrian readings, but these are a small minority. |
B/03 | d1 | IV | eap#c | H | H | I | B (core) | Very close to P^{75} |
C/04 | d3 | V | #eapcr | H | H | II | Mix | Mixed Alexandrian and Byzantine |
D/05 | d5 | V/VI | e#a# Gk/Lat | I^{a} | D | IV | B (diverging) | Primary (and only) Greek "Western" witness. |
E/07 | e55 | VIII | e# | K^{i} | K^{i} | V | K^{x} Cl W | |
F/09 | e86 | IX | e# | K^{i} | K^{i} | V | K^{mix} | |
G/011 | e87 | IX | e# | K^{i} | K^{i} | V | K^{x} | |
H/013 | e88 | IX | e# | K^{i} | K^{i} | V | K^{x} | |
K/017 | e71 | IX | e | I^{ka} | K^{k} | V | P^{a} (core) | |
L/019 | e56 | VIII | e# | H | H | II | B (core) | Late Alexandrian. Double Markan ending. Some Byzantine readings; main run of text is closer to B than . |
M/021 | e72 | IX | e | I^{phi-r} | C^{phi} | V | M27 (diverging) | |
N/022 | e19 | VI | e# | I^{pi} | C^{pi} | V | Mix | Purple uncial; group with O S F |
O/023 | e21 | VI | Matt# | I^{pi} | C^{pi} | V | Purple uncial; group with N S F | |
P/024 | e33 | VI | e# | I' | C^{|} | V | Mix | |
Q/026 | e4 | V | Lk# Jo# | I' | H/C^{|} | V | Mix | |
R/027 | e22 | VI | Luke# | I' | C^{|} | V | K^{x}+Mix | |
S/028 | e1027 | 949 | e | K^{1} | K^{i} | V | K^{x} Cl W | |
T/029 (+0113, 0125, 0139) | e5+ e50+ e99+e1002 | V | Lk# Jo# Gk/Copt | H | H | II | Close to P^{75}/B | |
U/030 | e90 | IX | e | I^{o} | C^{o} | V | K^{mix}+K^{x}; close to 974 1006 | |
V/031 | e75 | IX | e# | K^{1} | K^{i} | V | K^{x} Cl W | |
W/032 | e014 | V | e# | H (LkJo) I^{a} (Mk) | H (MtLkJo) C^{a} (Mark) | III | B+K^{x}+Mix | Uniquely and heavily block mixed, with Byzantine text in Matthew, "Western" and "Cæsarean" in Mark (with the famous "Freer Logion"), Luke Alexandrian and Byzantine, John primarily Alexandrian with a supplement that has a mixed text. |
X/033 | A^{3} | X | e# Comm | A^{3} | C^{o}/K | V | Mix (Gr B Influence) | Commentary manuscript, mostly Byzantine but with some striking agreements with B |
Y/034 | e073 | IX | e# | I^{k} | K^{k} | V | P^{171} | |
Z/035 | e26 | VI | Matt# | H | H | III | Close to | |
G/036 | e70 | X | e# | I' | C^{|} | V | K^{x} | From the information in the colophon, probably dates to 979, with 844 as an alternative. |
D/037 | e76 | IX | e# Gk/Lat | H | H | III | Mix+K^{x} | Largely Alexandrian in Mark, especially in the early chapters; Byzantine elsewhere |
Q/038 | e050 | IX | e# | I^{a} | C^{a} | II | Mix | Considered the best Cæsarean witness, but about half Byzantine. |
L/039 | e77 | IX | Lk Jo | I^{r} | K^{r} | V | L | Matt and Mark are the minuscule 566. |
/040 | A^{1} | VI | Luke# Comm | A^{1} | K | III | K^{mix}+B | Late Alexandrian. Contains a system of divisions found elsewhere only in B. |
P/041 | e73 | IX | e# | I^{ka} | K^{k} | V | P^{a} (core) | |
S/042 | e18 | VI | Mt Mk | I^{pi} | C^{pi} | V | Purple uncial; group with N O F | |
F/043 | e17 | VI | #Mt Mk | I^{pi} | C^{pi} | V | Purple uncial; group with N O S | |
Y/044 | d6 | VIII/ IX | e#ap#c | H | H | III | B+K^{mix}+Mix | Strongly Alexandrian in Mark (has the double ending); mostly Byzantine in Luke; mixed Alexandrian/Byzantine in John. |
W/045 | e61 | IX | e | K^{1} | K^{i} | V | K^{x} Cl W |
Gregory Number | Soden Symbol | Date | Contents | Soden Desc | Merk Desc | Aland Desc | CPM Desc | Comment |
047 | e95 | VIII | e# | I' | C^{|} | V | K^{x} | |
070 (+0110, 0124, 0178, 0179, 0180 0190, 0191, 0193, 0202) | e6+e017+ e78 | VI | Lk# Jo# Gk/Copt | H | H | III | ||
0141 | C^{i13} | X | John Comm | C^{i13} | K | III | ||
0211 | e051 | IX | e | K^{1} | V | K^{x}+K^{mix}+Mix | ||
0233 | VIII | e# | III | |||||
0250 | VIII | e# | III | Palimpsest. Text is primarily Byzantine, but with an assortment of early readings of no clear type. |
Gregory Number | Soden Symbol | Date | Contents | Soden Desc | Merk Desc | Aland Desc | CPM Desc | Comment |
1^{eap} | d254 | XII | eapc | I^{eta-a} | C^{eta} | III | 1 (core) | |
2^{e} | e1214 | XII | e | K^{x} | V | K^{mix}+K^{x} | ||
5 | d453 | XIV | eapc | A^{k} | C^{a} | V? | Mix+K^{mix}+1519 | |
6 | d356 | XIII | eapc | I^{k} | V | P^{6} | ||
7 | e287 | XII | e | I^{phi-b} | C^{phi} | Cl 7 | ||
13 | e368 | XIII | e# | I^{iota-c} | C^{iota} | III | 13 (core) | |
16 | e449 | XIV | e Gk/Lat | I^{beta-b} | C^{beta} | 16 (with 1163) | ||
21 | e286 | XII | e# | I^{a} | C^{a} | V | K^{x} | |
22 | e288 | XII | e# | I^{eta-b} | C^{eta} | 22b (core) | ||
27 | e1023 | X | e# | I^{phi-r} | C^{phi} | V | M27 (core) | |
28 | e168 | XI | e# | I^{a} | C^{a} | III (Mark) V (others) | Mix+K^{x} | Considered one of the primary Cæsarean witnesses, but almost purely Byzantine outside Mark. |
33 | d48 | IX | #eapc | H | H | II | B | Alexandrian with heavy Byzantine (and perhaps minor "Western") influence. Probably the best minuscule of the gospels other than 892. |
60 | e1321 | 1297 | er | K^{x} | (K^{c}) | V | Cl 1685 | |
66 | e519 | XIV | e | K^{r} | V | K^{r} | ||
69 | d505 | XV | #eapcr | I^{iota-b} | C^{iota} | V (?) | 13 | |
71 | e253 | XII | e | I^{phi-r} | C^{phi} | M27 (core) | ||
83 | e1218 | XI | e | K^{r} | C^{|} | V | K^{r} | |
115 | e1096 | X | e# | I^{phi-b} | C^{phi} | K^{mix}+K^{x} | ||
118 | e346 | XIII | e# | I^{eta-b} | C^{eta} | 1 (core) | ||
123 | e174 | XI | e | K^{x} | V | K^{x} Cl W | ||
124 | e1211 | XI | e# | I^{iota-b} | C^{iota} | 13 (weak) | ||
131 | d467 | XIV | eapc | I^{eta} | C^{eta} | 1 | ||
138 | A^{201} | XII | e# Comm | A^{c} | K | V | K^{x} | |
157 | e207 | XII | e | I^{sigma} | C^{sigma} | III | K^{x}+Mix+B | |
158 | e108 | XI | e | K^{x} | K^{x}+P^{a} | |||
160 | e213 | 1123 | e | I^{phi-c} | Mix+K^{x} | |||
161 | e1005 | X | e# | I^{r} | L | |||
162 | e214 | 1153 | e | I | C^{|} | V | K^{x}+K^{mix} | |
174 | e109 | 1052 | e# | I^{iota-b} | C^{iota} | L | ||
179 | e211 | X | e# | I^{phi-b} | C^{phi} | Mix+K^{x} | ||
180 | e1498 | XII | eapcr | K^{x} | V | K^{x} Cl 180 | ||
185 | e410 | XIV | e | I^{phi-b} | C^{phi} | V | Cl 1531 | |
205 | d501 | XV | eapcr +OT | I^{eta} | III | 1 (with 209) | Descendant or close cousin of 209 | |
209 | d457 | XIV | eapcr | I^{eta-b} | C^{eta} | III | 1 (with 205) | |
213 | e129 | XI | e# | I^{o} | C^{o} | Mix | ||
229 | e1206 | 1140 | e# | I^{kc} | K^{k} | P^{a}+K^{x} | ||
230 | e173 | 1013 | e | I^{iota-c} | C^{iota} | L | ||
235 | e456 | 1314 | e | I^{sigma} | C^{sigma} | V | K^{mix}+K^{x} | |
245 | e1226 | 1199 | e | I^{sigma} | C^{sigma} | V | K^{mix}+1167 | |
249 | N^{i10} | XIV | John Comm | K | ||||
251 | e192 | XII | e | I' | C^{|} | Cl 1229 | ||
262 | e1020 | X | e | I^{r} | K^{r} | V | L (core) | |
265 | e285 | XII | e | I^{ka} | K^{k} | P^{a} (core) | ||
267 | e1289 | XII | e# | I^{phi-b} | C^{phi} | V | Cl 7 | |
270 | e291 | XII | e | I^{kb} | K^{k} | V | P^{b}+P^{a} | |
273 | e370 | XIII | e# | I' | C^{|} | K^{mix}+K^{x} | ||
280 | e294 | XII | e | I^{kc} | K^{k} | V | P^{a} (core) | |
291 | e377 | XIII | e | I^{sigma} | C^{sigma} | V | 291 |
Gregory Number | Soden Symbol | Date | Contents | Soden Desc | Merk Desc | Aland Desc | CPM Desc | Comment |
317 | N^{i31} | XII | John Comm | K | ||||
343 | e120 | XI | e | K^{x} | V | Cl 343+K^{mix} | ||
346 | e226 | XII | e# | I^{iota-c} | C^{iota} | III | 13 (core) | |
348 | e121 | 1022 | e | I^{beta-a} | C^{beta} | 1216 (core) | ||
349 | e413 | 1322 | e | I^{phi-a} | C^{phi} | M349 (with 2388) | ||
372 | e600 | XVI | e# | I^{a} | C^{a} | Mix ("strange text") | ||
397 | C^{i10} | X/XI | John Comm | K | ||||
399 | e94 | IX/X | e | I^{a} (Matt) K^{1} (MkLcJo) | C^{a} (Matt) K^{i} (MkLkJo) | V | Mix+K^{x} | |
423 | N^{m,i60} | 1556 | Mt Jo Comm | K | ||||
430 | N^{i11} | XI | Jo# Comm | K | ||||
440 | d60 | XII | eapc | I' | C^{|} | K^{x}+K^{mix} | ||
443 | e270 | XII | e | I^{o} | C^{o} | V | M159 | |
461 | e92 | 835 | e | K^{1} | K^{i} | V | K^{x} Cl W | |
472 | e1386 | XIII | e# | I' | C^{|} | Mix+K^{mix} | ||
473 | e1390 | XIII | e | I^{kc} | K^{k} | V | P^{473} | |
475 | e138 | XI | e# | K^{x} | V | K^{x}+Cl475 | ||
477 | e350 | XIII | e | I^{beta-a} | C^{beta} | V | 1216 (with 2174) | |
478 | e1082 | X | e | K^{ak} | V | K^{x} | ||
480 | d462 | 1366 | eapc | K^{r} | K | V | K^{r} (perfect) | |
482 | e329 | 1285 | e | I^{kc} | K^{k} | V | K^{x}+P^{a} | |
485 | e247 | XII | e# | I' | C^{|} | V | K^{x} | |
489 | d459 | 1316 | #eapc | I^{ka} | K^{k} | P^{a} (with 1219) | ||
495 | e243 | XII | e | I' | C^{|} | K^{mix} | ||
517 | e167 | XI/XII | #eapcr | I^{phi-a} | C^{phi} | Cl 1675 (core) | ||
544 | e337 | XIII | e | I^{a} | C^{a} | P^{a}+K^{mix}+K^{x} | ||
545 | e511 | 1430 | e | I^{r} | K^{r} | Cl 585 (core) | ||
565 | e93 | IX | e# | I^{a} | C^{a} | III | B+K^{x} | Considered one of the primary Caesarean witnesses. Very close to Q in Mark. |
577 | e454 | 1346 | e | K^{x} | V | K^{mix} | ||
579 | e376 | XIII | e# | H | H | II (Mark, Luke only) | B | Strongly Alexandrian in Mark-John; about as good as 33 or 892. Perhaps closer to than B. Matthew is much more Byzantine, though it has a few early readings. |
597 | e340 | XIII | e | K^{x} | V | 291 |
Gregory Number | Soden Symbol | Date | Contents | Soden Desc | Merk Desc | Aland Desc | CPM Desc | Comment |
655 | e177 | XI/XII | e | K^{1} | K^{i} | V | K^{mix}+K^{x} | |
659 | e1216 | XII | e | I^{phi-b} | C^{phi} | |||
660 | e178 | XI/XII | e# | I' | C^{|} | V | 22a (** to K^{r}) | |
661 | e179 | XI | e | K^{1} | K^{i} | |||
669 | e1025 | X | e# | K^{x} | V | K^{x} | ||
692 | e1284 | XII | MtMkLk | I^{phi-r} | C^{phi} (Mark) | V | M27 | |
700 | e133 | XI | e | I^{a} | C^{a} | III | Mix+B+K^{x} | Considered one of the primary Cæsarean witnesses. |
713 | e351 | XII | e# | I^{sigma} | C^{sigma} | Mix+K^{mix} | ||
716 | e448 | XIV | e | I' | C^{|} | Cl 343+Cl 686 | ||
726 | e384 | XIII | e | I^{kb} | K^{k} | P^{b} | ||
743 | N^{i50} | XIV | #ecr? Comm | |||||
788 | e1033 | XI | e | I^{iota-b} | C^{iota} | III | 13 (core) | |
821 | C^{i60} | XVI | John Comm | K | ||||
826 | e218 | XII | e | I^{iota-c} | C^{i} | III | 13 (perfect) | By most accounts, the best and central witness of family 13. |
827 | e309 | XIII | e# | I^{phi-b} | C^{phi} (Mark) | Cl 827 | ||
828 | e219 | XII | e | I^{iota-c} | C^{i} | III | 13 | |
850 | K^{i20} | XII | John# Comm | H | ||||
869 | C^{i21} | XII | John# Comm | K | ||||
872 | e203 | XII | e# | I^{eta-b} | C^{eta} | K^{x} | ||
892 | e1016 | IX | e# | H | H | II | B (core) | Overall, perhaps the most Alexandrian of the gospel minuscules. Portions of John, from a later hand, are mostly Byzantine. |
Gregory Number | Soden Symbol | Date | Contents | Soden Desc | Merk Desc | Aland Desc | CPM Desc | Comment |
903 | e4002 | 1381 | e | I^{phi}? | Mix | |||
945 | d362 | XI | eapc | I^{phi-c} | C^{phi} | V | K^{mix}+K^{x} | |
954 | e1454 | XV | e | I^{phi-a} | C^{phi} | Cl 1675 | ||
983 | e3017 | XII | e | I^{iota-a} | C^{iota} | III | 13 | |
990 | e1260 | XIV | e | I^{phi-c} | C^{phi} | |||
994 | A^{227}/ C^{i33} | X/XI | #MtJo Comm | K | V | |||
998 | e1385 | XII | e# | I' | C^{|} | V | K^{x} Cl 180 | |
1005 | e1263 | XIV | e | I^{eta} | 22a | |||
1006 | e1156 | XI | er | K^{1} | V | K^{mix} (with 974; also U) | ||
1009 | e1265 | XIII | e | I^{k} | Mix+K^{mix} (with 472) | |||
1010 | e1266 | XII | e# | I^{phi-c} | C^{phi} | V | K^{mix}+K^{x} Cl 160 | |
1012 | e1132 | XI | e | I^{sigma} | C^{sigma} | Cl 1012 | ||
1038 | e1493 | XIV | e | I' | C^{|} | |||
1047 | e1354 | XIII | e# | I' | C^{|} | M609 | ||
1071 | e1279 | XII | e | I^{o} | C^{o} | III | Mix | |
1077 | e1139 | X | e | K^{1} | V | K^{x} Cl W | ||
1079 | e1045 | X | e | I^{k} | P^{a}(core) | |||
1080 | A^{312} | IX | e Comm | A^{b} | V | K^{x} Cl W | ||
1082 | e3015 | XIV | e | I^{phi-b} | C^{phi} | K^{x}+K^{r} | ||
1093 | e1443 | 1302 | e | I' | C^{|} | Mix | ||
1170 | e541 | XI | e# | I' | C^{|} | M27 (with 569) | ||
1187 | e1083 | XI | e | I^{r} | K^{r} | V | L | |
1188 | e1114 | XI/XII | e | I^{phi-a} | C^{phi} | V | K^{mix}+K^{x} | |
1192 | e1115 | XI | e | I^{eta-b} | 22b | |||
1194 | e1094 | XI | e | I^{phi-r} | C^{phi} | M10 | ||
1195 | e1116 | 1123 | e | K^{x} | M1195 | |||
1200 | e1250 | XII | e# | I^{kb} | K^{k} | V | P^{b} |
Gregory Number | Soden Symbol | Date | Contents | Soden Desc | Merk Desc | Aland Desc | CPM Desc | Comment |
1203 | e1042 | X | e | K^{x} | V | K^{x} | ||
1207 | e1098 | XI | e | I^{phi-c} | C^{phi} (LkJo) | V | P^{473} | |
1210 | e1198 | XI | e | I^{eta-b} | 22b | |||
1215 | e1315 | XIII | e | K^{ak} | V | Mix+K^{x}+K^{mix} | ||
1216 | e1043 | XI | e | I^{beta-b} | C^{beta} | 1216 (core) | ||
1220 | X | e# | V | M609 | ||||
1223 | e1093 | X | e | I^{phi-c} | C^{phi} | V | P^{1441}+P^{268} | |
1229 | e1317 | XIII | e# | I' | C^{|} | Cl 1229 | ||
1230 | A^{225} | 1124 | e Comm | Mix | ||||
1241 | d371 | XII | #eapc | H | (H) | III | B | Probably the most Alexandrian minuscule of Luke. It is somewhat less good on John, and weaker still in Matthew and Mark. |
1242 | d469 | XIII | eapc | I' | C^{|} (John) | V | K^{mix}+1167 | |
1243 | d198 | XI | eapc | I^{beta} | III | 1216 (with 1579) | ||
1247 | d556 | XV | eapc | K^{x} | V | K^{r} (weak) | ||
1253 | XV | e# Comm | Mix | |||||
1278 | e277 | XII | e | I^{eta} | 22a | |||
1279 | e1178 | XI | e | I^{beta-a} | C^{beta} | 1216 | ||
1292 | d395 | XIII | eapc | I^{k} | V | P^{b}+K^{x} | ||
1293 | e190 | XI | e# | I^{phi-c} | C^{phi} | K^{mix}+K^{x} | ||
1295 | e96 | IX | e# | I' | C^{|} | K^{x} Cl W | ||
1313 | A^{115} | XI | e Comm | A^{c} | V | P^{a} | ||
1319 | d180 | XII | #eapc | I^{k} | V | P^{b} | ||
1321 | e1110 | XI | e | A^{k} | C^{o} | 1519 | ||
1338 | e1243 | XII | e# | K^{x} | K^{x} Cl 281 | |||
1342 | e1311 | XIII/ XIV | e# | (I) | C^{a} | II (Mark) | Mix+B+K^{x} | |
1344 | e1244 | XII | e# | K^{x} | K^{x}+K^{mix} | |||
1346 | e1089 | X/XI | e | I^{ka} | K^{k} | P^{a} | ||
1347 | e1038 | X | e# | I^{phi-r} | V | K^{mix}+K^{x} | ||
1351 | e1040 | X | e# | K^{x} | V | K^{x} Cl 2592 | ||
1352 | d396 | ? | eapc(r) | K^{x} | V | K^{x} | 1352a contains eapc; 1352 b contains r | |
1354 | d470 | XIV | eapc | I^{kc} | K^{k} | V | P^{a}+K^{x} | |
1355 | e1246 | XII | e | I' | C^{|} | V | P^{a} | |
1365 | e381 | XII | e | I' | C^{|} | 22a | ||
1375 | e1225 | XII | e | I^{kb} | K^{k} | V | P^{b} | |
1391 | e1413 | XIII | e | I^{phi-b} | C^{phi} | K^{x} | ||
1392 | A^{229} | X | e Comm | A^{c} | V | K^{x}+P^{a} | ||
1396 | e1416 | XIV | e | I' | C^{|} | M1326 | ||
1402 | e1333 | XII | e | I^{phi-b} | C^{phi} | M1402 | ||
1424 | d30 | IX/X | eapcr+ Hermas (Comm) | I^{phi-a} | C^{phi} | III (Mark) | Cl 1675 (diverging) | |
1443 | e1138 | 1047 | e | I^{phi-r} | Mix+K^{mix}+K^{x} (with 1282) | |||
1452 | e1274 | 992? | e | K^{x} | V | K^{x} (with 568) | ||
1458 | e1142 | X | e | K^{x} | M27 (core) |
Gregory Number | Soden Symbol | Date | Contents | Soden Desc | Merk Desc | Aland Desc | CPM Desc | Comment |
1505 | d165 | XII | eapc | K^{x} | V | K^{mix}+K^{x} (with 2495) | ||
1506 | Q^{e402} | 1320 | e#p# Comm | V | ||||
1510 | e2024 | XI | e# | I^{k} | K^{mix}+P^{278} | |||
1515 | e1442 | XIII | e# | I' | C^{|} | K^{mix}+P^{171} | ||
1542a/b | e1337 | XII | e# | I^{a} | C^{a} | III (Mark) V (Luke) | Mix+K^{x} | |
1546 | e1339 | 1263? | e | I^{k} | P^{a} | |||
1555 | e1341 | XIII | e | I^{r} | K^{r} | L | ||
1573 | d398 | XII/ XIII | eapc | I^{r} | K^{r} | V | Mix+L | |
1574 | e551 | XIV | e | I^{o} | C^{o} | Mix | ||
1579 | e1349 | XI | e | I^{beta-b} | C^{beta} | 1216 (with 1243) | ||
1582 | e183 | 949 | e | I^{eta-a} | C^{eta} | III | 1 | Along with 1 itself, one of the basic witnesses of family 1. It was copied by the same scribe as 1739. |
1588 | e1435 | XIV | e | I^{beta-b} | C^{beta} | 16 | ||
1604 | e1353 | XIII | e | I' | C^{|} | V | Mix+K^{mix} (with 2546) | |
1606 | e1441 | XIII | e | I^{phi-b} | C^{phi} | K^{x} Cl 187 | ||
1630 | e1472 | 1314 | e | K^{r} | M349 | |||
1654 | e1468 | 1326 | e# | I^{a} | C^{a} | Cl 7 | ||
1675 | e1444 | XIV | e# | I^{phi-b} | C^{phi} | Cl 1675 (core) | ||
1685 | e3048 | 1292 | er | I^{phi-b} | Cl 1685 | |||
1689 | e1054 | 1200 | e | I^{iota-a} | C^{iota} | |||
1697 | e2068 | XIII | e | K^{x} | K^{mix}+K^{x}+Mix | |||
1709 | e1053 | X | e | K^{x} |
Gregory Number | Soden Symbol | Date | Contents | Soden Desc | Merk Desc | Aland Desc | CPM Desc | Comment |
1820 | K^{i50} | XV | John Comm | H | ||||
2096 | e2080 | XII | #MtMkLk | V | Cl 1012 |
Gregory Number | Soden Symbol | Date | Contents | Soden Desc | Merk Desc | Aland Desc | CPM Desc | Comment |
2145 | e1222 | 1145 | e | I^{o} | C^{o} | M1195+K^{x} | ||
2148 | Q^{e400} | 1337 | e Comm | Cl 2148 | ||||
2174 | e393 | XIV | e | I^{beta} | 1216 (with 477) | |||
2191 | d250 | XII | eapc | I^{phi-b} | V | K^{x}+K^{mix} | ||
2193 | e1131 | X | e | I^{eta-a} | C^{eta} (MkLkJo) | III | ||
2322 | XII/ XIII | e# | K^{r}(perfect) | |||||
2372 | XIII | e# | 22a | |||||
2399 | XIV | e# | K^{r} Cl 1059 | |||||
2427 | XIV? | Mark | I | Very close to B. Most Alexandrian minuscule now known. Its authenticity has been questioned. | ||||
2430 | XI | e# | C^{|} (Mark) | V | Mix+P^{171}+K^{mix} | |||
2487 | XI | e# | Cl 1229 | |||||
2542 | XIII | #MtMkLk | III | Mix+1 | ||||
2613 | XI | e | M106 | |||||
2643 | 1289 | er | Mix (with 792) | |||||
2757 | XII/ XIII | e | Mix+K^{mix}+K^{x} | |||||
2766 | XIII | e | K^{mix}+Cl 827 |
Gregory Number -- The standard numerical designation for manuscripts, based on the system created by Caspar Rene Gregory.
Soden Symbol -- The designation given to the manuscript by H. von Soden. The user is referred to von Soden's work or the commentaries for a discussion of these symbols, many of which cannot even be reproduced in HTML format.
The Gregory/Soden equivalences given here are taken primarily from Kurt Aland, Kurzgefasste Liste der Grieschischen Handschriften des Neuen Testaments (de Gruyer, 1963). They have been checked against Merk where necessary.
Note: If a manuscript has multiple Soden symbols, this usually means that it comes from two different eras and that von Soden assigned two numbers to the various parts. The first symbol will usually be the one used in the current section.
Date -- as given by the most recent catalogs (NA^{27} or the Kurzgefasste Liste). Arabic numerals indicate a precise date listed in a colophon; roman numerals indicate centuries (as judged by paleographers).
Contents -- briefly describes the contents of a manuscript. e=Gospels; a=Acts; p=Paul; c=Catholics; r=Apocalypse. The symbol # indicates a defect. If it follows the description of a section (e.g. p#) it indicates that the manuscript is defective in that section; if it precedes the list, it means that the nature of the defect is unknown to me. Thus, ap#c indicates a manuscript which contains Acts, Paul, and the Catholics, which is defective for part of Paul; #apc indicates a manuscript of those same books which is defective in a way unknown to me. Comm indicates a commentary manuscript; polyglot manuscripts are also noted.
The information here is taken from the Kurzgefasste Liste, from NA^{27}, from a variety of special studies, and from my own researches.
Soden Description -- this indicated the classification in which von Soden placed the manuscripts. There is no room here for a full discussion, but we may note that H is the Aexandrian text. K is the Byzantine text. The various I groups include a wide variety of manuscripts of mixed types.
The information from this section again comes from the Kurzgefasste Liste, supplemented by Wisse and Merk.
Merk Description -- These are the classification used in Augustinus Merk's Novum Testamentum Graece et Latine. It will be observed that, for the most part, they correspond with von Soden's, groups, but Merk has separated the I text into two parts -- the D text and the C (Caesarean) groups. A question mark or parenthesized entry in this column indicates that Merk's list of manuscripts does not correspond to his manuscript groupings; the reader is referred to the group lists.
Aland Description -- Kurt and Barbara Aland undertook to classify "all" minuscules according to quality. In The Text of the New Testament (translated by Erroll F. Rhodes, Eerdmans, 1989) they listed their results. A category I manuscript was considered most important for establishing the text (practical translation: a category I manuscript is supposed to be free of Byzantine influence). A category II manuscript is somewhat poorer and more mixed; category III is important "for the history of the text"; category V is Byzantine. In practice, these categories are an assessment of Byzantine influence.
It will be noted that not all manuscripts have been rated. Some (e.g. 1799) were not collated. In most instances, however, it appears to be because the manuscript is very slightly mixed -- not purely Byzantine, but not clearly anything else, either. In some cases I have been unable to determine why the Alands did not give a rating.
CPM Description -- The classification according to the Claremont Profile Method, detailed in Frederik Wisse, The Profile Method for Classifying and Evaluating Manuscript Evidence (Studies and Documents 44, Eerdmans, 1982).
The Claremont System so far has been applied only to the Gospel of Luke, and only three chapters (1, 10, and 20) have been profiled. Not all manuscripts have been profiled for all chapters, but it will be evident that a block mixed manuscript may show as many as three text-types.
The CPM system is based on a number of basic groups:
A number of clusters and pairs, as well as many mixed texts, are also cited.
In addition to their classifications, manuscripts may be described as Core or Diverging members of a group. A core member is one that falls very close to the basic profile of the group. (Those which show no deviations from the profile at all may be described as "perfect" members.) A diverging member is one that does not fall close to the core. If a manuscript is marked "with XXXX," it means that Wisse considers these manuscripts to be paired.
Note that Wisse's results are summarized; defects are not noted, partial profiles are treated as complete, and mixture may not be commented on.
Comment -- this is my attempt to provide the "last word." Usually this is based on a scholarly study or on the consensus of textual critics, but I have sometimes added my own opinions.