Minuscule 106

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Minuscule 106
New Testament manuscript
Name Codex Winchelsea
Text Gospels
Date 10th century
Script Greek
Now at Chester Beatty Library
Size 27 cm by 20.5 cm
Type Byzantine text-type/mixed
Category none
Note close to Syriac Philoxenian

Minuscule 106 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 1380 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment leaves. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 10th century.[2]


The codex contains a complete text of the four Gospels on 212 parchment leaves 27 cm by 20.5 cm. The text is written in one column per page, in 22 lines per page.[2]

The Greek text of the codex Kurt Aland did not place in any Category.[3] According to the Claremont Profile Method it belongs to the textual group M106 in Luke 1, Luke 10, and Luke 20.[4]

It contains many readings close to Syriac Philoxenian.[5]

It has unique reading in Matthew 27:62.[6]

In John 7:40 it lacks phrase των λογων τουτων, the reading is supported only by lectionary 44 and Syriac Sinaitic.[7]


Griesbach dated the manuscript to the 10th century.

The manuscript once belonged to Caesar de Missy.[6]

Jackson collated the text of the manuscript for Wettstein in 1748.[8][5] It was examined by Griesbach and wrongly classified by him as a representative of the Alexandrian text-type.[9]

According to Scrivener it was held in the Earl of Winchelsea's Library, but in 1883 Earl of Winchelsea wrote to Gregory that he does not have any Gospel manuscript.[6]

Currently the manuscript is housed in Chester Beatty Library (Ms. W 135), in Dublin.[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 Aland, K.; M. Welte; B. Köster; K. Junack (1994). Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. p. 53. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ 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. 54. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4. 
  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. 208. 
  6. ^ a b c Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig. p. 152. 
  7. ^ Bruce M. Metzger, A Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament, Stuttgart 2001, p. 186.
  8. ^ Wettstein, J. J. (1751). Novum Testamentum Graecum editionis receptae cum lectionibus variantibus codicum manuscripts. Amsterdam: Ex Officina Dommeriana. p. 58. 
  9. ^ J. J. Griesbach, Novum Testamentum Graecum, vol. I (Halle, 1777), Prolegomena.

Further reading[edit]

  • R. P. Casey, "The Lost Codex 106 of the Gospels" HTR 16 (1923), p. 394-396.

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