Minuscule 97

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Minuscule 97
Text Acts of the Apostles, Pauline epistles
Date 12th century
Script Greek language
Now at Herzog August Bibliothek
Size 18 cm by 13.5 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V

Minuscule 97 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), α 260 (von Soden),[1] is a Greek language minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment leaves. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 12th century. The manuscript is lacunose.[2] Formerly it was labelled by 97a and 241p.

Description[edit]

The codex contains a complete text of the Acts of the Apostles, Catholic epistles, and Pauline epistles on 204 leaves (size 18 cm by 13.5 cm) with only one lacuna (Acts 16:39-17:18). The text is written in one column per page, 27 lines per page.[2]

It contains the Euthalian Apparatus, subscriptions at the end of each book, numbers of στιχοι, Synaxarion, Menologion, and αναγνωσεις (lessons) at the margin.[3] It has marginal scholia from Chrysostom and Œcumenius.[4]

The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Kurt Aland placed it in Category V.[5]

History[edit]

Formerly the manuscript was deposited by one Theodoret in the Catechumens library of the Great Lavra monastery on the Mount Athos.[4] It came from Athos to Germany. The text of the manuscript was collated by Langer, librarian at Wolfenbüttel, for Griesbach.[4] C. R. Gregory did not see this manuscript.[3]

Formerly it was labelled by 97a and 241p.[3] In 1908 Gregory gave for it number 97.[1]

It is currently housed at the Herzog August Bibliothek (Codd. Gud. Graec. 104.2), at Wolfenbüttel.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 51. 
  2. ^ a b c K. Aland, M. Welte, B. Köster, K. Junack, "Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments", Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, New York 1994, p. 52
  3. ^ a b c Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 272. 
  4. ^ 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. 291. 
  5. ^ 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. 138. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 

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