Minuscule 162

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Minuscule 162 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 214 (Soden), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Dated by its colophon to the year 1153.[1]



The codex contains a complete text of the four Gospels on 248 parchment leaves (size 23.4 cm by 17 cm).[1] Written in one column per page, in 23 lines per page[1], in black ink, the capital letters in red[2].

It contains the Epistula ad Carpianum, Eusebian tables, κεφαλαια, τιτλοι, Ammonian Sections, pictures, and subscriptions.[3]


In Luke 11:2 it contains the very same remarkable reading than minuscule 700: ἐλθέτω σου τὸ πνεῦμά τὸ ἅγιον καὶ καθαρισάτω ἡμᾶς ("May your Holy Spirit come and cleanse us"), instead of "May your Kingdom come" in the Lord's Prayer.[4]

The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland placed it in Category V.[5]


According to the colophon it was written 13 May, 1153 by Presbyter Manuel.[3]

It was slightly examined by Birch and Scholz (1794-1852).

It is currently housed at the Vatican Library (Barb. gr. 449), 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. 161.
  • 3. F. H. A. Scrivener, "A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament" (George Bell & Sons: London 1894), vol. 1, p. 215.
  • 4. Bruce M. Metzger, Bart D. Ehrman, The Text of the New Testament: Its Transmission, Corruption and Restoration, Oxford University Press, 2005, p. 90.
  • 5. 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.

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