Minuscule 139

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Minuscule 139
New Testament manuscript
Text Luke, John
Date 1173 ?
Script Greek
Now at Vatican Library
Size 37 cm by 27.5 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V

Minuscule 139 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), A202 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment leaves. It is dated by a colophon to 1173.[2]


The codex contains the text of the Gospel of Luke and Gospel of John on 233 parchment leaves (size 37 cm by 27.6 cm).[2] The text is written in one column per page.[2] The biblical text is surrounded by a catena.[3]

It is believed the date 1173 was added by a later hand, though according to Gregory it is correct date.[4]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland placed it in Category V.[5] According to the Claremont Profile Method it represents textual cluster 291 in Luke 1. In Luke 10 and Luke 20 no profile was made.[6]


According to the colophon it was written in 1173, but the colophon was not written by the original scribe, only by a somewhat later hand.[3]

The manuscript was examined by Birch (about 1782) and Scholz. C. R. Gregory saw it in 1886.[4]

It is currently housed at the Vatican Library (Vat. gr. 758), 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. 55.
  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. 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. 
  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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