Minuscule 133

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Minuscule 133
New Testament manuscript
Text New Testament (except Rev.)
Date 11th century
Script Greek
Now at Vatican Library
Size 20.1 cm by 16.3 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V
Note marginalia

Minuscule 133 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 304 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment leaves. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 11th century.[2] It has marginalia.


The codex contains the text of the New Testament except Book of Revelation, on 232 parchment leaves (size 20.1 cm by 16.3 cm).[2] The text is written in one column per page, 29 lines per page (size of the text 15 by 10.3 cm), in black ink.[3]

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. The text of the Gospels is also divided according another to the smaller Ammonian Sections (in Mark 233, last numbered section in 16:8). It has no references to the Eusebian Canons.[3]

It contains prolegomena of Cosmas, tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) before each book, lectionary markings at the margin (for liturgical use), subscriptions at the end of each sacred book, synaxaria, Menologion, pictures, and Euthalian prologues.[4]

The order of books: Gospels, Acts, Catholic epistles, and Pauline epistles.[3]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Hermann von Soden classified it to the textual family Kx.[3] Aland placed it in Category V.[5]

According to the Claremont Profile Method it belongs to the textual group Π473.[6]


The manuscript was examined by Birch about 1782. C. R. Gregory saw it in 1886.[3]

It is currently housed at the Vatican Library (Vat. gr. 363), at Rome.[2]

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  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 53. 
  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. 54.
  3. ^ a b c d e Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: Hinrichs. p. 156–157. 
  4. ^ 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. 212. 
  5. ^ Kurt Aland, and Barbara Aland, "The Text of the New Testament: An Introduction to the Critical Editions and to the Theory and Practice of Modern Textual Criticism", trans. Erroll F. Rhodes, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1995, p. 138.
  6. ^ 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. 

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