Minuscule 152

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Minuscule 152
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospels
Date 13th century
Script Greek
Now at Vatican Library
Size 21.7 cm by 16 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category none
Note marginalia

Minuscule 152 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 303 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment leaves. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 13th century.[2] It has complex contents, and full marginalia.


The codex contains a complete text of the four Gospels on 315 parchment leaves (size 21.7 cm by 16 cm).[2] The text is written in one column per page, in 20 lines per page.[3] The ink is brown-black, the initial letters in blue.[3]

It contains the tables of κεφαλαια (tables of contents) before each Gospel, numbers of the κεφαλαια (chapters) at the margin of the text, the τιτλοι (titles of chapters) at the top of the pages, and pictures.[4] It has no prolegomena.[3]

The text of John's ending on 21:24, and verse 25 were added by a later hand.[3]


It is similar to the codex 16. Aland did not place it in any Category.[5] According to the Claremont Profile Method in Luke 1; 10; and 20 it belongs to the group 1216 and creates a pair with 555.[6]


It is dated by the INTF to the 13th century.[7]

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

It is currently housed at the Vatican Library (Pal. gr. 227), 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 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 e Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: Hinrichs. p. 159. 
  4. ^ 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. 214. 
  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. 
  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.