Minuscule 122

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Minuscule 121
New Testament manuscript
Name Lugdunensis-Batavorum
Text New Testament (except Rev.)
Date 12th century
Script Greek
Now at Leiden University Library
Size 18.1 cm by 14.1 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V
Note full marginalia

Minuscule 121 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), δ 258 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment leaves. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 12th century.[2] It has full marginalia.


The codex contains the text of the New Testament, except Book of Revelation, on 222 parchment leaves (size 18.1 cm by 14.1 cm)[2] with some lacunae (Acts 1:1-14; 21:15-22:28; 1 John 4:20-Jude End; Romans 1:1-7:13; 1 Cor 2:7-14:23).[3]

The text is written in one column per page, 30-32 lines per page (size of text 12.4 by 9 cm).[2] The initial letters in red.[4]

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin, and their τιτλοι (titles of chapters) at the top of the pages. There is also a division according to the Ammonian Sections (in Mark 234 - 16:8), with references to the Eusebian Canons (written below Ammonian Section numbers).[4]

It contains the Eusebian Canon tables, the tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) before each book, lectionary markings at the margin (for liturgical use), numbers of στιχοι, Menologion to the Acts, Catholic and Pauline epistles, and the Euthalian Apparatus.[4]

The order of books: Gospels, Acts, Catholic epistles and Pauline epistles.[4]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Hermann von Soden classified it to the textual family K1.[5] Aland placed it in Category V.[6]

According to the Claremont Profile Method it represents textual family Kx in Luke 1, Luke 10, and Luke 20.[5]

Some corrections were made by other hand.[3]


The manuscript was written by Basilius, a monk and diakon. It was examined by Griesbach. C. R. Gregory saw it in 1888.[4]

It is currently housed at the Bibliotheek der Rijksuniversiteit (B. P. Gr. 74a), at Leiden.[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 d K. Aland, M. Welte, B. Köster, K. Junack, "Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments", Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, New York 1994, p. 53.
  3. ^ a b Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament. 1. London: George Bell & Sons. p. 211. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: Hinrichs. p. 155. 
  5. ^ a b 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. 55. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4. 
  6. ^ 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. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Jakobus Dermout, Collectanea Critica in Novum Testamentum (Leiden 1825).

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