Minuscule 622

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New Testament manuscripts
Minuscule 622
Text Catholic epistles, Paul
Date 12th century
Script Greek
Now at Vatican Library
Size 35.9 cm by 28.5 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V

Minuscule 622 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), O π23 (von Soden),[1] is a Greek diglot minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 12th century. The manuscript is lacunose.[2] Tischendorf labeled it by 155a and 188p.[3]


The codex contains the text of the Catholic epistles, and Pauline epistles on 270 parchment leaves (size 35.9 cm by 28.5 cm) with some lacunae. It is written in one column per page, 20 lines per page.[2]

It contains Prolegomena and a commentary to the Catholic epistles written by another hand.[3][4]

The leaves 1 and 213 were supplied by a later hand (14th century?).[4]

The order of books: Pauline epistles, and Catholic epistles. Hebrews is placed after Epistle to Philemon.[4] It does not contain the Book of Acts.[2]


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


The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Johann Martin Augustin Scholz. Gregory saw the manuscript in 1886.[4]

Formerly it was labeled by 155a and 188p. In 1908 Gregory gave the number 622 to it.[1]

The manuscript currently is housed at the Vatican Library (Vat. gr. 1430), at Rome.[2]

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  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 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. 83.
  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. 295. 
  4. ^ a b c d Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig. p. 277. 
  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. 

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