Minuscule 616

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Minuscule 616
New Testament manuscript
Text New Testament (except Gospels)
Date 1434
Script Greek
Now at Biblioteca Ambrosiana
Size 29.3 cm by 22 cm
Type Byzantine
Category V

Minuscule 616 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), α 503 (von Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on paper. It is dated by a colophon to the 1434.[2] The manuscript has complex contents. Tischendorf labelled it by 139a, 174p, and 156r.[3]

Description[edit]

The codex contains the text of the New Testament except Gospels on 164 paper leaves (size 29.3 cm by 22 cm). The text is written in two columns per page, 31 lines per page.[2] It contains Prolegomena at the beginning, subscriptions at the end of each book, and numbers of στιχοι.[3][4]

The order of books: Acts of the Apostles, Catholic epistles, Pauline epistles, and Book of Revelation. Hebrews is placed after Epistle to Philemon.[4]

Text[edit]

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

History[edit]

According to the colophon it was written on March 20, 1434, by Athanasius, for the wish of one Joannes.[3][4]

The manuscript was bought in Padua in 1603 and came to Milan.[4]

The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Johann Martin Augustin Scholz. Gregory saw the manuscript in 1886.[4] The text of the Apocalypse was collated by Herman C. Hoskier.[6]

Formerly it was labelled by 139a, 174p, and 156r. In 1908 Gregory gave the number 616 to it.[1]

The manuscript currently is housed at the Biblioteca Ambrosiana (H. 104 sup.), at Milan.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 69. 
  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. 83.
  3. ^ a b c 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. 294. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig: Hinrichs. p. 276. 
  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. 
  6. ^ Herman C. Hoskier, Concerning the Text of the Apocalypse: Collation of All Existing Available Greek Documents with the Standard Text of Stephen’s Third Edition Together with the Testimony of Versions, Commentaries and Fathers. 1 vol. (London: Bernard Quaritch, Ltd., 1929), pp. 530-534.

Further reading[edit]

  • Herman C. Hoskier, Concerning the Text of the Apocalypse: Collation of All Existing Available Greek Documents with the Standard Text of Stephen’s Third Edition Together with the Testimony of Versions, Commentaries and Fathers. 1 vol. (London: Bernard Quaritch, Ltd., 1929), pp. 530–534.

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