Minuscule 216

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Minuscule 216 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), α 469 (Soden), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on paper. Dated by a colophon to the year 1358.[1]



The codex contains the text of the Acts of the Apostles, Catholic epistles, and Pauline epistles on 236 paper leaves (size 25.5 cm by 17.5 cm), with some lacunae (1 Cor 11:7-27; 1 Tim 4:1-5:8).[1] Written in one column per page, 27 lines per page.[1] It contains prolegomena, journays of Paul, lists of κεφαλαια, κεφαλαια, τιτλοι, synaxarion, subscriptions, and lectionary equipment.[2] Beautifully written, with many later corrections.[3]



The manuscript was written by Theophanes.[2] It was examined by Scrivener and Gregory.[2]

It is currently housed at the Lambeth Palace (1183), at London.[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. 60.
  • 2. Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig. p. 281.
  • 3. Scrivener, A Plain Introduction (London 1894), vol. 1, p. 297.

Further reading

  • F. H. A. Scrivener, An Exact Transcript of the Codex Augiensis (Cambridge and London, 1859), pp. 57-58.

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