Minuscule 102

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Minuscule 102
New Testament manuscript
Text Acts, Pauline epistles
Date 1444
Script Greek
Now at State Historical Museum
Size 29.1 cm by 21.8 cm
Category none
Hand carelessly written

Minuscule 102 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), α 499 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on paper leaves. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 15th century.[2] Formerly it was labelled by 99a and 114p.[3]


The codex contains a complete text of the Acts, Catholic epistles, and Pauline epistles on 111 paper leaves (size 29.1 cm by 21.8 cm). The text is written in one column per page, 34 lines per page.[2]

It contains prolegomena, Argumentum (explanation of using the Eusebian Canons), tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) before each sacred book, liturgical books (Synaxarion and Menologion), Euthalian Apparatus, and some Patristic writings (on folios 112-407), among them the Life and Speeches of Gregory Nazianzus.[4] It contains summaries of the journeys of St. Paul and his death (as in 206, 216, 256, 468, 614, 665, and 909, 912).[3]

According to Scrivener the manuscript was "carelessly written".[4]

Aland the Greek text of the codex did not place in any Category.[5]


According to the colophon it was written in 1444 by Theognostus, metropolitan of Perga and Attalia.[4] The colophon states:

μετροπολιτου περγης και ατταλειας θεογνωστου, υπερτιμου και εξαρχου της κενης δευτερας παμφυλιας. εν ατταλου τη μητροπολει αμβλυωπων. Αρχιερευς νειλος.[3]

In 1547 it was presented to the Iviron monastery at Mount Athos, where it was housed until 1655.[3]

It was examined by Matthaei.[3]

It is currently housed at the State Historical Museum (V. 412, S. 5), at Moscow.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 52. 
  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 d e Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs. p. 273. 
  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. 292. 
  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. 129, 138. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Leo Allanus, De libris ecclesiasticis Graecorum, Paris 1644, p. 53.

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