Minuscule 163

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Minuscule 163 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 114 (Soden), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Dated by its colophon to the year 1193 (?).[1]



The codex contains a complete text of the four Gospels on 173 thick parchment leaves (size 28 cm by 19.7 cm).[1] Written in two columns per page, in 33 lines per page,[1] ink is black.[2]

It contains the Eusebian tables, tables of κεφαλαια, κεφαλαια, (not τιτλοι), Ammonian Sections (Mark 237 - 16:15), Eusebian Canons, lectionary markings, incipits, synaxaria, Menologion, subscriptions, ρηματα, στιχοι (to the first three Gospels), and pictures.[3][2]


It is very close textually to the codex 345.


It was written in Syria, in 1193 (?).[3]

It was examined by Birch and Scholz (1794-1852). Scholz ascribed it as "solumnodo pericopas in ecclesia legi sotitas".[2]

It is currently housed at the Vatican Library (Barberini, gr. 520), 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. Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig. 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.

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