Minuscule 636

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Minuscule 636
Text Acts of the Apostles, Catholic epistles, Pauline epistles
Date 15th century
Script Greek
Now at Biblioteca Nazionale Vittorio Emanuele III
Size 22 cm by 14.5 cm
Type ?
Category none

Minuscule 636 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), α 598 (von Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on paper. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 15th century. The manuscript has complex contents.[2] Formerly it was labeled by 174a and 212p.[3]

Description[edit]

The codex contains the text of the Acts of the Apostles, Catholic epistles, Pauline epistles, on 211 paper leaves (size 22 cm by 14.5 cm).[2] The end of the Hebrews was supplemented in the 16th century.[4] It is written in one column per page, 22-27 lines per page.[2]

It contains Prolegomena, tables of the κεφαλαια before each book, lectionary markings, incipits, subscriptions at the end of each book, and στιχοι.[3][4]

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

It contains the Comma Johanneum in the margin added by a later hand.[3]

Text[edit]

Kurt Aland the Greek text of the codex did not place in any Category.[5]

History[edit]

The manuscript was written by Presbyter Nicolaus.[4] It is dated by the INTF to the 15th century.[6]

The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Johann Martin Augustin Scholz, who slightly examined the major part of the manuscript.[7] Gregory saw it in 1886.[4]

Formerly it was labeled by 174a and 212p. In 1908 Gregory gave the number 636 to it.[1]

The manuscript currently is housed at the Biblioteca Nazionale (Ms. II. A. 9), at Naples.[2][6]

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References[edit]

  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 e Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig. 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)

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