Minuscule 909 (Gregory-Aland)

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New Testament manuscripts
Minuscule 909
Folio 11 recto
Folio 11 recto
Text New Testament
Date 12th century
Script Greek
Now at Orlando, Florida
Size 31.2 cm by 22.8 cm
Type ?
Category none
Note marginalia

Minuscule 909 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), α263 (von Soden),[1][2] is a 12th-century Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament on parchment. The manuscript has survived in complete condition. It has marginalia.


The codex contains the text of the Book of Acts, Catholic epistles, and Pauline epistles, on 268 parchment leaves (size 31.2 cm by 22.8 cm). According to the CSNTM description it has 271 leaves.[3]

The text is written in two columns per page, 24 lines per page.[4][5] The leaves 74-80 are written in 25 lines per page. They were written by different hand.[3]

It also contains Prolegomena, Journeys and death of Paul,[6] tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents), subscriptions at the end of each of the Gospels with numbers of στιχοι.[7] Lectionary markings at the margin – for liturgical use – were added by later hand.[7] It contains 8 images.[3]


The Greek text of the codex Kurt Aland did not place it in any Category.[8]


According to the colophon the manuscript was written in 1108 by Kallistrus, a monk.[7] According to the CSNTM it was written in 1107.[3] Currently the manuscript is dated by the INTF to the 12th century.[5]

In 1554 it belonged to Demetrius.[7] C. R. Gregory saw it in 1883.[7]

The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scrivener (198a, 280p)[9] and Gregory (225a, 280p).[7] In 1908 Gregory gave the number 909 to it.[1]

It was held in Cheltenham (Phillipps 7681).[7]

Currently it is housed in the Scriptorium (Van Kampen 902), at Orlando, Florida.[4][5]

In 2008 it was digitized by the CSNTM.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 78. 
  2. ^ 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. 227. 
  3. ^ a b c d e CSNTM Description CSNTM
  4. ^ 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. 101. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  5. ^ a b c "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  6. ^ Journeys and death of Paul contain also 102, 206, 216, 256, 468, 614, 665, 912.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 282. 
  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. pp. 134, 139. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 
  9. ^ 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. 298. 

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