Minuscule 216

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New Testament manuscripts
Minuscule 216
Text Acts, Paul
Date 1358
Script Greek
Now at Lambeth Palace
Size 25.5 cm by 17.5 cm
Category none
Hand beautifully written
Note many corrections

Minuscule 216 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), α 469 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on paper. It is dated by a colophon to the year 1358.[2] It has marginalia.


The codex contains the text of the Acts, Catholic, and Pauline epistles on 236 paper leaves (size 25.5 cm by 17.5 cm), with some lacunae (1 Corinthians 11:7-27; 1 Timothy 4:1-5.8).[2] The text is written in one column per page, 27 lines per page.[2]

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.[3]

It contains prolegomena, journeys of Paul (as in 102, 206, 256, 468, 614, 665, 912), tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) before each book, liturgical book synaxarion, subscriptions at the end of each book, and lectionary equipment at the margin.[3] It is beautifully written, with numerous corrections made by later hand.[4]

According to the subscription at the end of the Epistle to the Romans, the Letter was written προς Ρωμαιους εγραφη απο Κορινθου δια Φοιβης της διακονου; the same subscription have manuscripts: 42, 90, 339, 462, 466, 642;[5]


Kurt Aland the Greek text of the codex did not place in any Category.[6]

In 1 Corinthians 2:14 it reads πνευματος (omit του θεου) along with 2, 255, 330, 440, 451, 823, 1827, and syrp.[7]


The manuscript was written by Theophanes.[3] It was examined by Scrivener and C. R. Gregory.[3]

It is currently housed at the Lambeth Palace (1183), at London.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 55. 
  2. ^ a b c d 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.
  3. ^ a b c d Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 281. 
  4. ^ 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. 297. 
  5. ^ Bruce M. Metzger, A Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament (2001), p. 477.
  6. ^ Aland, Kurt; Barbara Aland; Erroll F. Rhodes (trans.) (1995). The Text of the New Testament: An Introduction to the Critical Editions and to the Theory and Practice of Modern Textual Criticism. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. pp. 132, 138. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 
  7. ^ UBS3, p. 583.

Further reading[edit]

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

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