Minuscule 166

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Minuscule 166 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 306 (Soden), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Paleographically it had been assigned to the 11th or 12th centuries.[1]



The codex contains only the text Gospel of Luke 9:33-24:24 and Gospel of John 1:23-21:25 on 75 thick parchment leaves (size 21.2 cm by 16.5 cm).[1] Written in one column per page, in 27 lines per page (size of text 14.1 cm by 10.5 cm), in black ink, capital letters in red.[2]

It contains the κεφαλαια, τιτλοι, Ammonian Sections, and Eusebian Canons.[3]


The pericope Pericope Adulterae (John 7:53-8:11) is marked by obelus.[2]


The subscription states that the manuscript was written by Leo, a priest and caligrapher, in October 1193.[3]

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

It is currently housed at the Vatican Library (Barb. gr. 541), 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 (London 1894), Vol. 1, p. 215.

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