Minuscule 158

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Minuscule 158 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 108 (Soden), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Paleographically it had been assigned to the 11th century.[1]



The codex contains the text of the four Gospels on 236 parchment leaves (size 9 cm by 7.8 cm),[1] with one small lacunae. Written in one column per page, in 20 lines per page.[1] Size of the has only 5.8 cm by 4.2 cm. The Gospel of John is ending on 21:11.[2]

It contains the Epistula ad Carpianum, Eusebian tables, tables of κεφαλαια, κεφαλαια, τιτλοι, Ammonian Sections (Mark 234), Eusebian Canons, lectionary markings (partial), pictures, and readings in the margin made by prima manu.[3]



The manuscript was given to the Library by Pope Pius II (1458-1464).[3] It was examined by Birch, Scholz, Duchesne, Henry Stevenson, and Gregory.[2]

It is currently housed at the Vatican Library (Reg. gr. Pii II 55), 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. C. R. Gregory, "Textkritik des Neuen Testaments", Leipzig 1900, vol. 1, p. 160.
  • 3. F. H. A. Scrivener, A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament (London 1894), Vol. 1, p. 214.

Further reading

  • Duchesne, De codicibus MSS Gr. Pii II in biblioth. Alex: Vat., Paris 1870, p. 1-3, 30.
  • Henry Steveneon, Codices manuscripti Graeci reg. Svecorum et Pii PP. II. hibliothecae Vaticanae, Rome 1888, 171.

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