Minuscule 239

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Minuscule 239 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), A147 (Soden), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it had been assigned to the 11th century.[1]



The codex contains the text of the Mark 16:2-8; Luke 1:1-53; 1:70-24:53; John 1:1-16:23 on 277 parchment leaves (size 32.5 cm by 25.5 cm).[1] It contains the Eusebian tables, tables of κεφαλαια (Luke, John), and scholia.[2] The biblical text is surrounded by a commentary (catena).[3]


Kurt Aland did not place it in any Category.


The manuscript belonged to the monastery Pantocrator at Athos peninsula. It was brought to Moscow, by the monk Arsenius, on the suggestion of the Patriarch Nikon, in the reign of Alexei Mikhailovich Romanov (1645-1676).[2] The manuscript was collated by C. F. Matthaei.[3]

The manuscript is currently housed at the State Historical Museum (V. 84, S. 46) at Moscow.[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. 61.
  • 2. F. H. A. Scrivener, A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament (London 1894), Vol. 1, p. 223.
  • 3. C. R. Gregory, "Textkritik des Neuen Testaments", Leipzig 1900, vol. 1, p. 170.

Further reading

  • C. F. Matthaei, Novum Testamentu Graece et Latine (Riga, 1782). (as g)
  • Kurt Treu, Die Griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testaments in der UdSSR; eine systematische Auswertung des Texthandschriften in Leningrad, Moskau, Kiev, Odessa, Tbilisi und Erevan, T & U 90 (Berlin, 1966), pp. 264-265.

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