Minuscule 2062

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Minuscule 2062
New Testament manuscript
Text Book of Revelation
Date 13th century
Script Greek
Now at Vatican Library
Size 34.4 x 25.5 cm
Type Alexandrian text-type
Category I
Note close to 2053

Minuscule 2062 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), Oα42 (von Soden), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on 29 paper leaves (34.4 by 25.5 cm). Palaeographically it had been assigned to the 13th century.[1]


The codex contains the text of the Book of Revelation with a commentary of Oecumenius on that book (together 159 leaves). Book of Revelation is on the end of this codex (pages 131-159).[2]

The text is written in one column per page, in 46 lines per page.[1]

The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Alexandrian text-type, though codex is not old its text has high value, comparable with Minuscule 2053. Aland placed it in Category I.[3] It was not examined by the Claremont Profile Method.[4]

The codex currently is housed at the Vatican Library (Vat. Gr. 1426), in Rome.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 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. 165.
  2. ^ C. R. Gregory, "Textkritik des Neuen Testaments", Leipzig 1900, vol. 1, p. 323.
  3. ^ 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. 136. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 
  4. ^ 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. 83. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Herman C. Hoskier, "Concerning the Text of the Apocalypse" 1 (London, 1929), pp. 524-527.

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