Minuscule 624

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New Testament manuscripts
Minuscule 624
Text Acts, Catholic epistles, Paul
Date 11th century
Script Greek
Now at Vatican Library
Size 21.8 cm by 17.2 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V

Minuscule 624 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), α 191 (von Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 11th century. The manuscript is very lacunose.[2] Tischendorf labeled it by 157a and 191p.[3]


The codex contains the text of the Acts, Catholic epistles, and Pauline epistles on 46 parchment leaves (size 21.8 cm by 17.2 cm) with numerous lacunae. The text is written in one column per page, 25 lines per page.[2]

It contains Prolegomena, tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) before each book, numbers of the κεφαλαια (chapters) at the margin, the τιτλοι (titles of chapters) at the top, lectionary markings at the margin, incipits, αναγνωσεις (lessons), subscriptions at the end of each book, and numbers of στιχοι.[3][4]

Acts 7:33-57; 10:17-40; 18:14-19,9; 20:15-21:1; 23:20-27:34; James 1:1-5:20; 1 Peter 1:1-3:1; 4:4-5:12; 1 John 4:14-5:21; 2 John; 3 John; Jude υποθεσις; Romans 1:1-4:13; 5:16-16:23; 1 Corinthians 1:1-7:28.[2]

The order of books: Acts, 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 added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Johann Martin Augustin Scholz. Gregory saw it in 1886, but he did not examine it thoroughly.[4]

Formerly it was labeled by 157a and 191p. In 1908 Gregory gave the number 624 to it.[1]

The manuscript currently is housed at the Vatican Library (Vat. gr. 1714), 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. 84.
  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 Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig. p. 277. 
  5. ^ 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. p. 139. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 

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