Minuscule 462

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Minuscule 462
New Testament manuscript
Text Acts, Cath., Pauline epistles
Date 13th century
Script Greek
Now at State Historical Museum
Size 24 cm by 19.2 cm
Category none
Hand carefully written

Minuscule 462 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), α 359 (in the Soden numbering),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on a paper. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 13th century.[2] Formerly it was labelled by 101a and 116p.[3] It was adapted for liturgical use.


The codex contains the text of the Acts of the Apostles, Catholic epistles, and Pauline epistles on 240 paper leaves (24 cm by 19.2 cm). It is carefully written in one column per page, 25 lines per page.[2]

It contains prolegomena, Synaxarion, and scholia to the Acts, and lectionary markings at the margin of the Epistles for liturgical reading.[3] It contains Martyrium Pauli.[4][5]

The order of books: Acts of the Apostles, Catholic epistles, and Pauline epistles.[4]

Kurt Aland did not place the Greek text of the codex in any Category.[6]

According to the subscription at the end of the Epistle to the Romans, the Letter was written προς Ρωμαιους εγραφη απο Κορινθου δια Φοιβης της διακονου; the same subscription have manuscripts: 42, 90, 216, 339, 466, 642;[7]


It is dated by the INTF to the 13th century.[2]

Formerly it was labelled by 101a and 116p. In 1908 Gregory gave the number 462 to it.[1]

The manuscript was examined by Matthaei and Treu. It is currently housed at the State Historical Museum (V. 24, S. 346) in Moscow.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 64. 
  2. ^ a b c d Aland, K.; M. Welte; B. Köster; K. Junack (1994). Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. p. 75. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  3. ^ a b 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. 292. 
  4. ^ a b Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 273. 
  5. ^ As minuscules: 384, 615, 2818.
  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. 139. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 
  7. ^ Bruce M. Metzger, A Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament (2001), p. 477.

Further reading[edit]

  • C. F. Matthaei, Novum Testamentum Graece et Latine (Riga, 1782-1788).
  • Kurt Treu, Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testaments in der UdSSR; eine systematische Auswertung des Texthandschriften in Leningrad, Moskau, Kiev, Odessa, Tbiblisi und Erevan, Texte und Untersuchungen 91 (Berlin, 1966), pp. 254-258.

External links[edit]

  • "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 19 March 2013.