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Minuscule 242 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), δ 206 (Soden), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Paleographically it had been assigned to the 12th century.[1]



The codex contains entire of the New Testament with Book of Psalms, on 409 parchment leaves - 510 with Psalms - (size 17 cm by 12.5 cm).[1] Written in one column per page, 24 lines per page.[1] The order of books: Gospels, Acts, Catholic epistles, Pauline epistles, Apocalypse, and Psalms. It contains Prolegomena, the Ammonian Sections, Eusebian tables, Synaxarion, Menologion, the Euthalian apparatus and pictures[2]


In Acts 1:10.11 the manuscript omits phrase εἰς τὸν οὐρανόν together with the manuscripts: Codex Bezae, 33c, 326*.[3]


Formerly the manuscript was held at Athos peninsula. It was brought to Moscow, by the monk Arsenius, on the suggestion of the Patriarch Nikon, in the reign of Alexei Mikhailovich Romanov (1645-1676). The manuscript was collated by C. F. Matthaei.[4]

The manuscript is currently housed at the State Historical Museum (V. 25, S. 407) at Moscow.[1]

See also


  • 1. K. Aland, M. Welte, B. Köster, K. Junack, "Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments", Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, New York 1994, p. 61.
  • 2. C. R. Gregory, "Textkritik des Neuen Testaments", Leipzig 1900, vol. 1, p. 171.
  • 3. Bruce M. Metzger, "A Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament: A Companion Volume to the United Bible Societies' Greek New Testament", 1994, United Bible Societies, London & New York, p. 245.
  • 4. F. H. A. Scrivener, A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament (London 1894), Vol. 1, p. 233.

Further reading

  • C. F. Matthei, Novum Testamentum Graece et Latine, (Riga, 1782-1788). (as l)
  • Herman C. Hoskier, Concernig the Text of the Apocalypse (London, 1929), vol. 1, pp. 138-141.
  • Kurt Treu, Die Griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testaments in der UdSSR; eine systematische Auswertung des Texthandschriften in Leningrad, Moskau, Kiev, Odessa, Tbilisi und Erevan, T & U 90 (Berlin, 1966), pp. 258-260.

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