Minuscule 871 (Gregory-Aland)

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New Testament manuscripts
Minuscule 871
Name Cod. Vaticanus 2117
Text Gospels
Date 13th century
Script Greek
Now at Vatican Library
Size 13.2 cm by 11.1 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category none
Note marginalia

Minuscule 871 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 102 (von Soden),[1][2] is a 13th-century Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament on parchment. The manuscript has not survived in complete condition. It has some marginalia.


The codex contains the text of the four Gospels with some lacunae (Matthew 28:11-20; John 1:1-36)[1] on 164 parchment leaves (size 13.2 cm by 11.1 cm). The text is written in one column per page, 29 lines per page.[3][4][5] It has decorated head-pieces. According to Scrivener it is a beautiful copy.[6]

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin, and their τιτλοι (titles of chapters) at the top of the pages.[5][6]

It contains Prolegomena, tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) before each Gospel, subscriptions at the end of each Gospel (added later hand).[5]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Hermann von Soden classified it to the textual family Kx. Kurt Aland did not place it in any Category.[7] According to the Claremont Profile Method it represents textual group 1519 in Luke 1, Luke 10, and Luke 20.[8]


F. H. A. Scrivener and C. R. Gregory dated the manuscript to the 11th century. Currently the manuscript is dated by the INTF to the 13th century.[4]

The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scrivener (687e),[6] Gregory (871e). Gregory saw it in 1886.[5]

Currently the manuscript is housed at the Vatican Library (Gr. 2117), in Rome.[3][4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b 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. 138. 
  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 October 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; 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. 

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

  • "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 4 October 2011.