Minuscule 869 (Gregory-Aland)

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New Testament manuscripts
Minuscule 869
Text Gospel of John
Date 12th century
Script Greek
Now at Vatican Library
Size 28 cm by 22 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V
Note commentary

Minuscule 869 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), Cι21 (von Soden),[1][2] is a 12th-century Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament on paper, with a commentary. The manuscript has no complex context.


The codex contains the text of the Gospel of John (6:20-11:57) on 245 paper leaves (size 28 cm by 22 cm), with one lacuna. The text is written in one column per page, 25 lines per page.[3][4] The biblical text is surrounded by a catena.[5][6]

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin, and the τιτλοι (titles of chapters) at the top of the pages.[5]


Kurt Aland did not place the Greek text of the codex in any Category.[7]


F. H. A. Scrivener dated the manuscript to the 11th or 12th century, C. R. Gregory dated it to the 12th century.[6] Currently the manuscript is dated by the INTF to the 17th century.[4]

The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scrivener (684e)[6] and Gregory (869e). Gregory saw it in 1886.[5]

Currently the manuscript is housed at the Vatican Library (Gr. 1996), 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. 258. 
  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 7 April 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 228. 
  6. ^ a b c 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. 

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External links[edit]

  • "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 7 April 2011.