Codex Mosquensis II
|Now at||State Historical Museum|
|Size||15.7 cm by 11.5 cm|
Codex Mosquensis II designated by V or 031 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 75 (von Soden), is a Greek uncial manuscript of the Gospels, dated palaeographically to the 9th-century. The manuscript is lacunose.
The codex contains the text of the four Gospels, on 220 parchment leaves (15.7 cm by 11.5 cm), with some lacunae (Matthew 5:44-6:12, 9:18-10:1, 22:44-23:35, John 21:10-fin.). The leaves are arranged in octavo.
The codex is written in uncial letters to John 8:39, where it breaks off, and from that point the text is continued in a minuscule hand from the 13th century.
It contains Epistula ad Carpianum, the Eusebian tables, the tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) are placed before Gospels, but there are no a divisions according to the κεφαλαια (chapters). The text is divided only according to the Ammonian Sections, with references to the Eusebian Canons; it has lectionary markings. According to Matthaei it is written in a kind of stichometry by a diligent scribe.
The manuscript contains a portion from Chronology of Hippolitus from Theben.
The Greek text of this codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland placed it in Category V. It is a member of the textual family Family E. It has some textual resemblance to Codex Campianus.
History and present Location
Formerly the manuscript was held at the monastery Vatopedi at Athos peninsula. It was brought to Moscow in 1655, by the monk Arsenius, on the suggestion of the Patriarch Nikon, in the reign of Alexei Mikhailovich Romanov (1645–1676). The manuscript was collated by C.F. Matthaei.
It was collated by Matthaei in 1779 and in 1783. In 1783 the manuscript lacked only the texts Matthew 22:44-23:35, John 21:10-fin. It was one of the best manuscripts of Matthaei. Constantin von Tischendorf used the work of Matthaei in his Novum Testamentum. Gregory saw the manuscript in 1868. The manuscript was examined by Kurt Treu.
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- C. F. Matthaei, Novum Testamentum Graece et Latine, Riga, 1782–1788, IX, pp. 265 ff (as V)