Minuscule 169

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Minuscule 169 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 305 (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 a complete text of the four Gospels on 252 parchment leaves (size 12 cm by 10 cm).[1] Written in one column per page, in 19 lines per page,[1] in light-brown ink.

It contains Prolegomena, tables of κεφαλαια, κεφαλαια, τιτλοι, Ammonian Sections (Mark 233), Eusebian Canons, subscriptions, synaxaria, Menologion, and pictures.[2][3]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland placed it in Category V.[4]

The pericope Pericope Adulterae (John 7:53-John 8:11|8:11]]) is omitted.[3]


The manuscript was once in the property of Achilles Statius, as also was minuscule 171.[2]

It was examined by Bianchini, Birch, Scholz (1794-1852), and Gregory.[3]

It is currently housed at the Biblioteca Vallicelliana (B. 133), 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. 57.
  • 2. F. H. A. Scrivener, A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament (London 1894), Vol. 1, p. 215.
  • 3. C. R. Gregory, "Textkritik des Neuen Testaments", Leipzig 1900, vol. 1, p. 162.
  • 4. Kurt Aland, and Barbara Aland, "The Text of the New Testament: An Introduction to the Critical Editions and to the Theory and Practice of Modern Textual Criticism", transl. Erroll F. Rhodes, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1995, p. 138.

Further reading

  • G. Bianchini, Evangeliarium quadruplex latinae versionis antiquae (Rome 1749), Teil 1, Bd. 2, S .530f.

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