Minuscule 136

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Minuscule 136
New Testament manuscript
Text Matthew, Mark
Date 13th century
Script Greek
Now at Vatican Library
Size 24.7 cm by 17 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V

Minuscule 136 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), Zε 31 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on cotton paper leaves. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 13th century.[2]


The codex contains the text of the Gospel of Matthew and Gospel of Mark on 235 cotton paper leaves (size 24.7 cm by 17 cm),[2] with a commentary of Euthymius Zigabenus. It has a lacuna at the end (Mark 15:1-fin).[3]

It contains lacuna at the end of the Gospel of Mark 15:1-16:20. The text is written in one column per page, 32 lines per page.[4]


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


It is dated by the INTF to the 13th century.[2] The manuscript was examined by Birch (about 1782) in Gospel of Matthew about 1782. C. R. Gregory saw the manuscript in 1886.[4]

It is currently housed at the Vatican Library (Vat. gr. 665), 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 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. 54.
  3. ^ 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. 213. 
  4. ^ a b Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs. p. 157. 
  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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