Minuscule 635

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New Testament manuscripts
Minuscule 635
Name Codex Regius Neapolitanus
Text Acts of the Apostles, Catholic epistles, Pauline epistles
Date 11th century
Script Greek
Now at Biblioteca Nazionale Vittorio Emanuele III
Size 22.3 cm by 17.2 cm
Type ?
Category none
Note marginalia

Minuscule 635 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), α 161 (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 has complex contents.[2] Formerly it was labeled by 173a and 211p.[3] It has marginalia.


The codex contains the text of the Acts of the Apostles, Catholic epistles, Pauline epistles, on 243 parchment leaves (size 22.3 cm by 17.2 cm).[2] The end of the Hebrews was supplied in the 16th century.[4] It is written in one column per page, 22 lines per page.[2]

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

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

It contains Prolegomena, tables of the κεφαλαια (contents) before each book, lectionary markings at the margin, αναγνωσεις (lessons), subscriptions at the end of each book, numbers of στιχοι, and μαρτυριαι cited from the Scripture and profine writers.[3][4]


Kurt Aland the Greek text of the codex did not place it in any Category.[5] Tregelles suggested that it is probably the same copy as Minuscule 83, the readings ascribed to it being extracted from the margin of that manuscript.[3]


The manuscript is dated by the INTF to the 11th century.[6]

The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Johann Martin Augustin Scholz, who slightly examined the manuscript (173 on Scholz's list).[7]

Formerly it was labeled by 173a and 211p. In 1908 Gregory gave the number 635 to it.[1]

The manuscript currently is housed at the Biblioteca Nazionale (Ms. II. A. 8), at Naples.[2][6]

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  1. ^ a b Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 70. 
  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 c Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament, vol. 1 (4 ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 296. 
  4. ^ a b c d Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig: Hinrichs. p. 278. 
  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. 133, 139. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 
  6. ^ a b Handschriftenliste at the Münster Institute
  7. ^ Scholz, Biblisch-kritische Reise in Frankreich, der Schweiz, Italien, Palästine und im Archipel in den Jahren 1818, 1819, 1820, 1821: Nebst einer Geschichte des Textes des Neuen Testaments (Leipzig, 1823)

Further reading[edit]

Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 278. 

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