Minuscule 153

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Minuscule 153 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 402 (Soden), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on cotton paper. Paleographically it had been assigned to the 14th century.[1] Formerly it was dated to 13th century (Scrivener, Gregory).[2][3]

The manuscript has complex contents and full marginalia.

Contents

Description

The codex contains a complete text of the four Gospels on 268 cotton paper leaves (size 21 cm by 13.5 cm).[1] Written in one column per page, in 22-25 lines per page (size of text 14.6 by 8.9 cm), in 22-25 lines per page (size of text 14.6 by 8.9 cm).[1] Written in bown ink, the capital letters in red. The colour of paper is brown.[3]

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin, and their τιτλοι (titles of chapters) at the top of the pages. There is also another division according to the smaller Ammonian Sections (in Mark 241 - last numbered section in 16:20), but without references to the Eusebian Canons.

It contains prolegomena, tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) before each Gospel, lectionary markings at the margin (for liturgical use), the beginning of church lessons is marked (incipits), Synaxarion, Menologion, large subscriptions at the end of each Gospel, with numbers of στιχοι.

Text

The Greek text of the codex is representative of the Byzantine text-type, but Aland did not place it in any Category.[4] According to Wisse it belongs to the textual family Family Kx in Luke 1; 10; 20.[5]

History

It was presented by Christina, Queen of Sweden, named in Rome "Alexandra", to Cardinal Azzolino. Pope Alexander VII (1689-1691) bought it for the Vatican Library, where It is currently housed (Pal. gr. 229), at Rome.[1]

The manuscript was examined by Birch and Scholz.[3]

The manuscript was examined by Birch (about 1782) and Scholz. (major part of it) C. R. Gregory saw the manuscript in 1886.


See also

References

  • 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. 56.
  • 2. F. H. A. Scrivener, "A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament" (George Bell & Sons: London 1894), Vol. 1, p. 214.
  • 3. C. R. Gregory, "Textkritik des Neuen Testaments", Leipzig 1900, vol. 1, p. 159.
  • 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. 138. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1.
  • 5. F. Wisse, The profile method for the classification and evaluation of manuscript evidence, William B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1982, p. 56.

Further reading

External links

List of New Testament minuscules

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