Minuscule 134

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Minuscule 134
Text Gospels
Date 12th century
Script Greek
Now at Vatican Library
Size 21.5 cm by 15.9 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V
Hand elegant
Note marginalia

Minuscule 134 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 200 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment leaves. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 12th century.[2] It has marginalia.

Description[edit]

The codex contains the text of the four Gospels on 297 parchment leaves (size 21.5 cm by 15.9 cm).[2] The text is written in one column per page, 20 lines per page (size of text 13.9 by 9.7) in brown ink.[3] According to Scrivener it is written by an elegant hand.[4]

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin, and their τιτλοι (titles of chapters) at the top of the pages. The titles in gold. There is also another division according the smaller Ammonian Sections (Mark 233 sections – 16:8), with references to the Eusebian Canons (written below Ammonian Section numbers).[3]

It contains the Epistula ad Carpianum, Eusebian Canon tables, tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) before each Gospel, synaxaria, Menologion, and pictures.[4]

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

Text[edit]

The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Hermann von Soden classified it to the textual family Family Kx.[5] Aland placed it in Category V.[6] According to the Claremont Profile Method it belongs to the textual cluster 22b in Luke 1, Luke 10, and Luke 20, as a weak member.[5]

History[edit]

The manuscript was examined by Birch about 1782. C. R. Gregory saw it in 1886.[3]

It is currently housed at the Vatican Library (Vat. gr. 364), at Rome.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 53. 
  2. ^ a b c K. Aland, M. Welte, B. Köster, K. Junack, "Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments", Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, New York 1994, p. 54.
  3. ^ a b c d Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig: Hinrichs. p. 157. 
  4. ^ a b Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament 1 (4 ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 212. 
  5. ^ a b Wisse, Frederik (1982). The Profile Method for the Classification and Evaluation of Manuscript Evidence, as Applied to the Continuous Greek Text of the Gospel of Luke. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. p. 55. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4. 
  6. ^ Aland, Kurt; Aland, Barbara (1995). The Text of the New Testament: An Introduction to the Critical Editions and to the Theory and Practice of Modern Textual Criticism. Erroll F. Rhodes (trans.). Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. p. 138. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 

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