Minuscule 145

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Minuscule 145
New Testament manuscript
Text Luke, John
Date 11th century
Script Greek
Now at Vatican Library
Size 17.6 cm by 13 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category none
Note full marginalia

Minuscule 145 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 101 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment leaves. Paleographically it has been assigned to the 11th century.[2] It has full marginalia.


The codex contains the text of the Gospel of Luke and Gospel of John on 161 thick parchment leaves (size 17.6 cm by 13 cm),[2] with some lacunae (Luke 4:15-5:36; John 1:1-26).[3]

The text is written in one column per page, 17 lines per page.[2] The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin of the text, and their τιτλοι (titles of chapters) at the top of the pages. There is also another division according to the smaller Ammonian Sections, whose numbers are given at the margin, with references to the Eusebian Canons (written below Ammonian Section numbers).[4]

It contains Prolegomena of Kosmas, tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) before each Gospel, lectionary markings at the margin (for liturgical use), and pictures.[3][4]

The text of Luke 17-21 has many corrections made by the hand of Presbyter Nikolaus.[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.[5] Kurt Aland did not place it in any Category.[6] According to the Claremont Profile Method it represents Πa in Luke 1 and Luke 10. In Luke 20 it has mixed text.[5]

The spurious text of John 5:4 is marked by an obelus. The Pericope Adulterae (John 7:53-8:11) has annotation that many manuscripts do not contain this pericope.[4]


The manuscript was presented by Maximilian of Bavarian to Urban VIII, a Pole (1623–1644).[4]

It was examined by Bianchini, Birch (about 1782), and Scholz. C. R. Gregory saw the manuscript in 1886.[4]

It is currently housed at the Vatican Library (Vat. gr. 1548), 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 c 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 c d e Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs'sche Buchahandlung. p. 158. 
  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. 

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