Minuscule 867 (Gregory-Aland)

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Minuscule 867
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospels
Date 14th century
Script Greek
Now at Vatican Library
Size 16 cm by 11 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V
Note marginalia

Minuscule 867 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε400 (von Soden),[1][2] is a 14th-century Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament on parchment. The manuscript has no complex context, and some marginalia.


The codex contains the text of the four Gospels on 223 parchment leaves (size 16 cm by 11 cm), with one lacuna (Matthew 1:1-6:1). The text is written in one column per page, 20 lines per page.[3][4]

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin of the text, but without their τιτλοι (titles) at the top of the pages.[5]

It contains Prolegomena (explanation of using of the Eusebian Canons), tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) before each Gospel with a Harmony, lectionary markings at the margin (for Church reading), αναγνωσεις (lessons), subscriptions at the end of each Gospel, with numbers of stichoi, and numbers of Verses.[5][6]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Hermann von Soden classified it to the textual family Kr.[7] Kurt Aland the Greek text of the codex placed in Category V.[8] According to the Claremont Profile Method it represents textual family Kr in Luke 1 and Luke 20, as a perfect member of the family. In Luke 10 no profile was made.[7]

The text of the Pericope Adulterae (John 7:53-8:11) is marked by an obelus.[5]


F. H. A. Scrivener dated the manuscript to the 15th or 14th century, C. R. Gregory dated it to the 14th century.[6] 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 (680e)[6] and Gregory (867e). Gregory saw it in 1886.[5]

Currently the manuscript is housed at the Vatican Library (Gr. 1895), 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. 192. 
  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. 98. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  4. ^ a b c "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 27 March 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c d Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig: Hinrichs. p. 228. 
  6. ^ a b c Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament 1 (4 ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 266. 
  7. ^ a b 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. 
  8. ^ 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. 

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

  • "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 27 March 2011.