Minuscule 150

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Minuscule 150
New Testament manuscript
Name Pal.-Vaticanus 189
Text Gospels
Date 11th century
Script Greek
Now at Vatican Library
Size 11.6 cm by 8.7 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V
Note marginalia

Minuscule 150 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 107 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment leaves. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 11th century.[2] The manuscript has complex contents, with full marginalia.


The codex contains a complete text of the four Gospels on 331 parchment leaves (size 11.6 cm by 8.7 cm).[2]

Written in one column per page, in 23 lines per page.[2] The capital letters are in gold.[3] The text is divided according to the Ammonian Sections, whose numbers are given at the margin, with references to the Eusebian Canons (written below Ammonian Section numbers).[3]

It contains the Eusebian Canon tables, Prolegomena, tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) before each Gospel, lectionary markings at the margin (for liturgical use), incipits, synaxaria, Menologion, subscriptions at the end of each Gospel with numbers of στιχοι, and pictures (in Mark baptism of Jesus).[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 Kx.[5] Aland placed it in Category V.[6]

According to the Claremont Profile Method it belongs to the textual family Family Kx in Luke 1 and Luke 10. In Luke 20 it has mixed Byzantine text related to family Π200.[5]


Birch dated the manuscript to the 12th century. Currently the INTF dated it to the 11th century.[2][7]

The manuscript was examined and described by Birch (about 1782) and Scholz. C. R. Gregory saw it in 1886.[3]

It is currently housed at the Vatican Library (Pal. gr. 189), 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 e 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 d Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 159. 
  4. ^ Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament. 1 (fourth ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 214. 
  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. 
  7. ^ "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 

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External links[edit]

  • "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 3 September 2012.