Note: In the catalog which follows, bold type indicates a full entry. Plain type indicates a short entry, which may occur under another manuscript.
Athos. Catalog number: Iviron, (66) 738.
1010 contains the gospels. The original text of Luke 8:4-44; John 12:25-13:22 has been lost and replaced by supplements.
Dated paleographically to the twelfth century. 1010 is written on parchment, one column per page.
Von Soden classified 1010 as Ifc -- i.e. a member of Family 1424 (the other members of the c branch include 945, 990, 1207, 1223, and 1293). But neither Wisse nor the Alands found evidence to support this. The Alands list 1010 as Category V (i.e. purely Byzantine), although they admit that it might be a member of Family 1424. Huck-Greeven cites 1010 -- but not as a member of the "Soden group" (=Family 1424).
It is, however, the evidence of Wisse which is most decisive. Wisse confirms the existence of von Soden's If subgroups, but finds no connection between them. Wisse lists 1010 as Kmix in Luke 1 and a member of Kx (cluster 160) in Luke 10 and 20. (Kx cluster 160 consists of 160, 1010, and 1293, all of which von Soden labelled as Ifc.) However, 1424 is a (diverging) member of Cluster 1675, along with 517, 954, 1349 in Luke 1, 1424, and 1675 -- all found by von Soden to be members of Ifa.
Finally, a check of 987 test readings for 1010 reveals no kinship with 1424 beyond the Byzantine -- as well as showing 1010 to be an entirely Byzantine manuscript. As far as the test readings are concerned, it appears simply to be a member of Kx, whereas 1424 has at least a few independent readings. (For more on Family 1424, see the entry on 1424.)
von Soden: e1266.
Editions which cite:
Cited in NA26, but dropped from NA27.
Cited in UBS3 and UBS4.
Cited by Von Soden, Merk, and Bover.
Patmos. Catalog number: Ioannou 16.
Originally contained the Acts and Epistles. 1 Thes. 1:10-3:2, Tit. 1:7-end, Philemon, and Hebrews 3:6-6:7, 8:6-10:8, 11:20-12:2, 13:21-end have been lost. 1175 is written on parchment, with two columns per page.
Dated paleographically to the eleventh century.
1175 has suffered a great deal of block mixture. The greater part of the text is Alexandrian, but large sections are purely Byzantine: Romans, the Johannine Epistles, probably Thessalonians. Elsewhere, 1175 is one of the most Alexandrian of the minuscules. In Paul, for instance, it is second only to 33 and 1739 in its freedom from Byzantine influence, and second only to 33 in the purity of its Alexandrian text. It is, along with 81, the leading witness to the late Alexandrian text.
In the Catholics, the degree of mixture makes it less valuable. In Acts, it is considered (along with 81) one of the leading Alexandrian minuscules, but even here Lake and New detect some degree of mixture; they believe that the manuscript fluctuates in the degree of "Western" influence.
Von Soden lists 1175 as H. Richards lists it as a member of the Byzantine Group B6 in the Johannine Epistles (other members of this group include L, 049, 424*, 794, 1888, and 2143). Wachtel considers it Alexandrian in the earlier Johannine epistles. Aland and Aland in the first edition of The Text of the New Testament listed it as Category II; despite its Byzantine mixture, the second edition lists it as Category I. My opinion inclines toward their earlier assessment; even in the Alexandrian parts, 1175 has few unique readings; it almost always has lots of company among the Alexandrian manuscripts.
von Soden: a74. Tischendorf: 389a; 360p
Kirsopp Lake & Silva New, Six Collations of New Testament Manuscripts (1932). Only Acts is collated.
Aland & Aland (1 page)
Editions which cite:
Cited in NA26 for Acts and Paul.
Cited in full in NA27 for Acts and Paul.
Cited in full in UBS4.
Cited by von Soden, Merk, and Bover.
Mount Sinai, where it has been for as long as it has been known. Catalog number: Katharinen-Kloster 260.
1241 contains the entire New Testament except the Apocalypse. Matthew 8:14-13:3 and Acts 17:10-18 have been lost. A few other portions are slightly damaged. 1 Cor. 2:10-end, 2 Cor. 13:3-end, Galatians, Eph. 2:15-end, Philippians, Colossians, Hebrews 11:3-end, and the Catholics Epistles come from a different hand. 1241 is written on parchment, with one column per page in the Gospels and two columns per page elsewhere.
Dated paleographically to the twelfth century. The original scribe is regarded as careless; there are many minor errors.
1241 is a very diverse text. The text of Matthew and Mark is more Byzantine than anything else, though with many Alexandrian readings. In Luke the Alexandrian element prevails; 1241 is perhaps the best minuscule witness to that book. John is not as Alexandrian as Luke, but much better than Matthew and Mark.
1241 is entirely Byzantine in Acts.
In Paul, the basic run of the text is Byzantine, but the supplements are of higher quality. Although still primarily Byzantine, there are many Alexandrian and other early readings.
In the Catholic Epistles 1241 is an excellent text, affiliated with family 1739. It appears to belong to a separate branch of the type (perhaps a "Sinai Group" as opposed to the "Athos Group" found in 1739 and 945?).
Wisse classifies 1241 as Group B (but notes that "the last part of [chapter] 1 is not Group B"). Von Soden lists it as H. Richards lists it as Group A3 (family 1739) in the Johannine Epistles. Amphoux also lists it as family 1739. Aland and Aland list it as Category I in the Catholics and Category III in the Gospels, Acts, and Paul.
von Soden: d371. Tischendorf: 290a; 338p
Kirsopp Lake & Silva New, Six Collations of New Testament Manuscripts. (1932) Only Luke and John are collated.
Aland & Aland (1 page)
Editions which cite:
Cited in full in NA26.
Cited in full in NA27.
Cited in full in UBS3.
Cited in UBS4 for the Gospels, Paul, and the Catholics.
Cited by von Soden, Merk, and Bover for the Gospels.
Cited by SQE13 for the Gospels.
Cited by Huck-Greeven for the Luke.
Cited in IGNTP Luke.
Athos, Xiropotamu 244. Soden's e371. Contains the Gospels, Acts, and Epistles with lacunae (e.g. there is a lacune of about a chapter around Acts 17). Dated to the fourteenth century in the Kurzgefasste Liste, and no other assessment is available (Von Soden did not list the manuscript). Relatively little is known of its text as a result. In the Gospels, Wisse lists it as Kr with a surplus in Luke 1; this agrees with the Alands, who list it as Category V. The Alands also list it as Category V in Paul. In the Acts and Catholic Epistles, however, they promote it to Category II. That it is not entirely Byzantine in Acts is clear; whether it is as good as other Category II manuscripts is less so. There is a strong Byzantine element, and the non-Byzantine readings do not stand particularly close to any other witness. In the Catholic Epistles, Wachtel groups it with 436 1067 2541 (though the Alands list 436 2541 as Category III in the Catholics and 1067 as Category II); this group of manuscripts appears generally Alexandrian, with a text much like A 33 but with more Byzantine readings.
Chicago (Maywood). Catalog number: Jesuit-Krauss-McCormick Library, Gruber Ms. 152. Originally from Kosinitza, Turkey.
1424 contains the entire New Testament with marginal commentary. Matthew 1:23-2:16 are lost. There are marginal commentaries on the Gospels and Pauline Epistles. Also contains Hermas.
Dated paleographically to the ninth or tenth century. 1424 is written on parchment, one column per page. It was written by a monk names Sabas; the books are in the order Gospels (with commentary), Acts, Catholic Epistles, Apocalypse, and Pauline Epistles (with commentary). The Eusebian apparatus is by a different, probably later, hand.
Although 1424 contains the entire New Testament, all interest in the manuscript has focussed on the gospels (the Alands classify it as Category V, i.e. purely Byzantine, everywhere but in the Gospels, and there is no reason to believe this is incorrect).
The manuscript generated uncertainty from the very start, when it received the Scrivener symbol Gimel (g), although it is not an uncial.
Von Soden did not help matters when he classified 1424 as a witness to the If group. He broke this group down into four subgroups:
Streeter renamed this group Family 1424 (the name most often used today, although Huck-Greeven uses the symbol s and adopts the title the "Soden Group"). Not unexpectedly, Streeter also declared the family to be "Cæsarean" (this is not surprising because Streeter declared everything "Cæsarean" that was not demonstrably something else). Even Streeter, however, conceded family 1424 to be only a tertiary witness to the type.
The work of Wisse, however, seems to have dissolved the If group. Wisse finds 1424 to be a diverging member of Cluster 1675, which also contains 517, 954, 1349 (in Luke 1), and 1675, and thus corresponds to Ifa.
However, the members of Ifb classify as follows: 7=Cluster 7, 267=Cluster 7, 1606=Kx Cluster 187, 115=Kmix/Kx, 117=Kx, and 827=Cluster 827. Thus this group apparently is to be dissolved.
The members of Ifc break down as follows: 1293=Kmix/Kx Cluster 160, 1010=Kmix/Kx Cluster 160, 1223= Family P (various subgroups), 945=Kmix/Kx, 1207=Family P (Group 473, pair with 944). Thus Ifc may survive in the form of Kx Cluster 160 (consisting of 160, 1010, and 1293, all classified as Ifc), but there is no reason to link this group with 1424.
The members of Ifr are listed by Wisse as follows: M=M27 (diverging member), 1194=M10, 71=M27 (core member). Thus Ifr, which Wisse renames the "M groups," is also real, but not evidently related to 1424.
All of the above must be treated with a certain amount of caution, since Wisse worked only on Luke and his method does not assess mixture. However, it would appear that If needs to be dissolved. Thus Family 1424, instead of referring to If as a whole, should be reserved for the small group 517, 954, (1349), 1424, 1675.
Whether this group is "Cæsarean" is another question. It is worth noting that Aland and Aland find 1424 to have an interesting text only in Mark (but do not classify the other members of Wisse's Cluster 1675. This often means that the manuscripts are heavily Byzantine but have too many non-Byzantine readings to write off as Category V; such manuscripts often belong to one of the non-Kx groups). The table below shows the rate of agreements for 1424 with an assortment of other manuscripts. Both overall and non-Byzantine readings are noted. The data is for Mark only; 1424 was profiled in 212 readings, of which 49 were non-Byzantine.
|Manuscript||Overall Agreements||Non-Byzantine Agreements|
On the evidence, it would appear that 1424's non-Byzantine readings are Alexandrian, not "Cæsarean."
von Soden: d30.
Editions which cite:
Cited in NA26 and NA27 for the Gospels.
Cited in UBS3 and UBS4 for the Gospels.
Cited by Von Soden, Merk, and Bover for the Gospels.
B. H. Streeter, The Four Gospels: A Study of Origins (MacMillan, 1924) devotes considerable space to the relations between the various "Cæsarean" witnesses.