Minuscule 858 (Gregory-Aland)

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New Testament manuscripts
Minuscule 858
Text Gospels, Paul
Date 14th century
Script Greek
Now at Vatican Library
Size 34.2 cm by 24.5 cm
30 cm by 21.5 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V
Note commentary

Minuscule 858 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), Θε423 (von Soden),[1][2] is a 14th-century Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament on paper. The manuscript has complex context.


The codex contains the text of the four Gospels and the Pauline epistles on 588 paper leaves (size 34.2 cm by 24.5 cm in the Gospels, 30 cm by 21.5 cm in the Pauline epistles). The text of the Gospels is written in one column per page, 48 lines per page. The text of the Pauline epistles is written in one column per page, and 24 lines per page.[3][4]

It contains a commentary of Theophylact's authorship.[5][6]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Kurt Aland placed it in any Category V.[7]

It was not examined by the Claremont Profile Method.[8]


F. H. A. Scrivener dated the manuscript to the 15th century, C. R. Gregory dated it to the 14th century. Currently the manuscript is dated by the INTF to the 14th century.[4]

The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scrivener (671e)[6] and Gregory (858e). Gregory saw it in 1886.[5]

Currently the manuscript is housed at the Vatican Library (Gr. 647), in Rome.[3][4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Soden, von, Hermann (1902). Die Schriften des neuen Testaments, in ihrer ältesten erreichbaren Textgestalt / hergestellt auf Grund ihrer Textgeschichte 1. Berlin: Verlag von Alexander Duncker. p. 268. 
  2. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 77. 
  3. ^ a b Aland, Kurt; M. Welte; B. Köster; K. Junack (1994). Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. p. 97. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  4. ^ a b c "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 15 March 2011. 
  5. ^ a b Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig: Hinrichs. p. 227. 
  6. ^ 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. 266. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ Wisse, Frederik (1982). The Profile Method for the Classification and Evaluation of Manuscript Evidence, as Applied to the Continuous Greek Text of the Gospel of Luke. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. p. 67. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4. 

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External links[edit]

  • "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 15 March 2011.