Minuscule 886 (Gregory-Aland)

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New Testament manuscripts
Minuscule 886
Name Cod. Regin. grec. 6
Text New Testament
Date 15th century
Script Greek
Now at Vatican Library
Size 34.6 cm by 24.5 cm
Type Byzantine
Category V

Minuscule 886 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering),[1] is a 15th-century Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament on paper, with a commentary. The manuscript has not survived in complete condition.


The codex contains the text of the New Testament (except Catholic epistles), with a commentary, on 336 paper leaves (size 34.6 cm by 24.5 cm).[2] The text is written in one column per page, 59 lines per page.[2][3]

The commentary is of authorship of Nicetas of Naupactus in the Gospels, of Theophylact in the Acts of the Apostles and Pauline epistles. The Apocalypse has a commentary of an anonymous writer.[4][5]

It contains the Eusebian Canon tables (before four Gospels), κεφαλαια lists before each biblical book.[4]


Kurt and Barbara Aland gave the textual profile 2091, 992, 21/2, 14s in the Gospels, 151, 32, 31/2, 4s in the Acts, and 1711, 432, 91/2, 23s in the Pauline epistles. On the basis of this profile Alands placed it in Category V.[6] It means it is a representative of the Byzantine text-type.[6]

It was not examined according to the Claremont Profile Method.[7]


The manuscript is dated by a colophon to the year 1454.[6] Currently the manuscript is dated by the INTF to the 15th century.[3]

It once belonged to Ignatius, metropolitan, then to Demetrius Leontari, then to Christian Baue in Berlin.[4] The manuscript was described by Henry Stevenson.[4][8] Gregory saw it in 1886.[4] The text of the Apocalypse was collated by Herman C. Hoskier.[9]

The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scrivener (698e),[5] Gregory (886e).[4]

The manuscript was digitized by the INTF.

Currently the manuscript is housed at the Vatican Library (Reg. gr. 6), in Rome.[2][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 78. 
  2. ^ a b c Aland, Kurt; M. Welte; B. Köster; K. Junack (1994). Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. p. 99. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  3. ^ a b c "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 21 February 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig: Hinrichs. p. 229-230. 
  5. ^ 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. 267. 
  6. ^ a b c 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. 134. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 
  7. ^ 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. ^ Henry Stevenson described also minuscule manuscripts: 154, 884, 885, 887.
  9. ^ Herman C. Hoskier, Concerning the Text of the Apocalypse 1 (London 1929), p. 389.

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

  • "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 21 February 2013.