Minuscule 141

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Minuscule 141
New Testament manuscript
Text New Testament
Date 13th century
Script Greek
Now at Vatican Library
Size 23.4 cm by 16.7 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V
Note member of family Kr

Minuscule 141 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), δ 408 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment leaves. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 13th century.[2] The manuscript has complex contents. It has marginalia.


The codex contains the entire of the New Testament (Gospels, Acts, Catholic, Pauline epistles, Revelation) on 400 parchment leaves (size 23.4 cm by 16.7 cm), they are split in two volumes.[2] The text is written in one column per page, 26 lines per page.[2] The leaves are arranged in quaternions, but separately numbered for each volume.[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.[4]

It contains lists of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) before each book, lectionary equipment at the margin (for liturgical use), αναγνωσεις (lessons) at the margin, synaxaria, pictures, Menologion, subscriptions at the end of each book, with numbers of stichoi, and the Euthalian Apparatus.[4][3]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Hermann von Soden classified it to the textual family Kr.[5] Aland placed it in Category V.[6] According to the Claremont Profile Method it belongs to the textual family Kr in Luke 1 and 20. In Luke 10 no profile was made. It belongs to subgroup 35.[5]


It was examined and described by Birch (about 1782), Scholz, C. R. Gregory (in 1886),[4] and Herman C. Hoskier, who collated its text only in the Apocalypse.[7]

It is currently housed at the Vatican Library (Vat. gr. 1160), at Rome.[2]

See also[edit]


  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 c Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 157. 
  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. pp. 55, 92. 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. 
  7. ^ Herman C. Hoskier, "Concerning the Text of the Apocalypse" (London, 1929), pp. 104-107.

Further reading[edit]

  • Herman C. Hoskier, "Manuscripts of the Apocalypse – Recent Investigations V", BJRL vol. 8, pt 2 (1924), pp. 16-17.
  • Herman C. Hoskier, "Concerning the Text of the Apocalypse" (London, 1929), pp. 104-107.

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