Minuscule 579 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 376 (von Soden), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment leaves. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 13th century A.D.
Dr. Bruce Metzger was unquestionably one of the greatest New Testament scholars of the 20th century. (Dr. Daniel B. Wallace) Bruce Metzger was one of the finest minds in New Testament studies in the twentieth century. Indisputably, all textual scholars would agree that he was the leading textual scholar of the 20th century.
Hoskier, as a textual scholar, generally but not entirely supported the Byzantine text-type against the Alexandrian text-type. He compared, in Codex B and It Allies, the text of Codex Vaticanus with Codex Sinaiticus, and showed how many significant disagreements the best witnesses of the Alexandrian text have.
Contents: P46 contains most of the Pauline epistles, though with some folios missing. It contains (in order) “the last eight chapters of Romans; all of Hebrews; virtually all of 1–2 Corinthians; all of Ephesians, Galatians, Philippians, Colossians; and two chapters of 1 Thessalonians. All of the leaves have lost some lines at the bottom through deterioration.”
Matthew 14:16, 27
16 But Jesus said to them, … 27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, …
Was Jesus mentioned here the Gospel of Matthew or not?
The reason that this text is considered difficult is that one is compelled to think contrary to the leading internal textual principle: Which reading is it that the other reading(s) most likely came from? It is easy to see how “moved with anger” would have been changed to “moved with pity.” In that case, the scribe would have been softening the reading. It is very difficult to understand why a scribe would be tempted to change “moved with pity” to “moved with anger.”