Minuscule 154

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Minuscule 154 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), Θε402 (Soden), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on cotton paper. Paleographically it had been assigned to the 13th century.[1]



The codex contains a complete text of the four Gospels on 355 paper leaves (size 26.3 cm by 20.7 cm),[1] with a Theophtlact's commentary.[2] Written in one column per page, in 40 lines per page.[1] Paper has brown colour, written in black ink, capital letters in red.[3]

It contains synaxaria, Menologion, stichoi, not the Eusebian Canons,[3] and date "April 14, 1442".[2]



It was presented by Christina, Queen of Sweden, to Pope Alexander VII (1689-1691), together with the manuscripts 155, 156, and 181.[2][3]

It was examined by Birch and Scholz.[3]

It is currently housed at the Vatican Library (Reg. gr. 28), at Rome.[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. 56.
  • 2. F. H. A. Scrivener, "A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament" (London 1861), p. 160.
  • 3. C. R. Gregory, "Textkritik des Neuen Testaments", Leipzig 1900, vol. 1, p. 159.

Further reading

  • Henry Stevenson, Codd. mss. Gr. reginae Svecorum et Pii pp. II bibliothecae Vaticanae, Rom 1888, p. 22.

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