Minuscule 457

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Minuscule 457
New Testament manuscript
Folio 1 recto
Folio 1 recto
Text Acts of the Apostles, Catholic epistles, Pauline epistles
Date 10th century
Script Greek
Now at Laurentian Library
Size 26 cm by 19.5 cm
Type Byzantine
Category V
Hand beautifully written

Minuscule 457 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), α 67 (in the Soden numbering),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 10th century. The manuscript has complex contents.[2] Formerly it was labeled by 87a and 97p.[3]


The codex contains the text of the Acts of the Apostles, Catholic epistles, and Pauline epistles on 294 parchment leaves (26 cm by 19.58 cm). It is written in one column per page, in 19 lines per page.[2]

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin, and their τιτλοι (titles) at the top of the pages.[4]

It contains Prolegomena, tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) before each book, subscriptions at the end of each book, with numbers of στιχοι, scholia, and modern interlinear Latin version in the Epistles.[4]

The order of books: Acts of the Apostles, Catholic epistles, and Pauline epistles.[4]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland placed it in Category V.[5]


The manuscript was examined and slightly collated by Birch and Scholz.[4][3] Antonio Maria Biscioni published its facsimile in 1752.[4]

Formerly it was labeled by 87a and 97p. C. R. Gregory saw it in 1886.[4] In 1908 Gregory gave number 457 to it.[1]

It is currently housed at the Laurentian Library (Plutei IV. 29) in Florence.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 64. 
  2. ^ a b c Aland, K.; M. Welte; B. Köster; K. Junack (1994). Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. p. 74. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  3. ^ 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. 291. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 272. 
  5. ^ 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. 139. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

  • "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 18 March 2013.