Minuscule 602

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Minuscule 602
New Testament manuscript
Text Acts of the Apostles, Pauline epistles
Date 10th century
Script Greek
Now at Bibliothèque nationale de France
Size 20.8 cm by 16 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V
Hand correctly written
Note very lacunose

Minuscule 602 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), α 61 (von Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 10th century.[2] The manuscript is very lacunose. Formerly it was labeled by 122a and 143p.[3]


The codex contains the text of the Acts of the Apostles, Catholic epistles, Pauline epistles on 248 parchment leaves (size 20.8 cm by 16 cm),[2] with numerous lacunae (James, Philipians-2 Thess., 2 Timothy-Hebrews). The text is written in one column per page, 17 lines per page.[2]

It contains Prolegomena, the κεφαλαια (chapters), τιτλοι (titles), subscriptions at the end of each book, and στιχοι.[4]


Acts 13:48-15:22; 15:29-16:36; 17:4-18:26; 20:16-28:17; 1 Peter 2:20-3:2; 3:17-5:14; 2 Peter 1:1-3.18; 1 John 1:1-3:5; 3:21-5:9; 2 John 8-13; 3 John 1-10; Jude 7-25; Romans 1:1-4:16; 4:24-7:9; 7:18-16:24; 1 Cor 1:1-28; 2:13-8:1; 9:6-14:2; 14:10-16:24; 2 Cor 1:1-13:13; Gal 1:1-10; 2:4-6:18; Eph 1:1-18; 1 Ti 1:14-5:5.


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland placed it in Category V.[5]


The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Johann Martin Augustin Scholz. It was examined and described by Paulin Martin.[6] Gregory saw the manuscript in 1885.[4]

The manuscript currently is housed at the Bibliothèque nationale de France (Gr. 105), at Paris.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 69. 
  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. 82.
  3. ^ 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. 293. 
  4. ^ a b Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig. p. 275. 
  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. 139. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 
  6. ^ Jean-Pierre-Paul Martin, Description technique des manuscrits grecs, relatif au N. T., conservé dans les bibliothèques des Paris (Paris 1883), p. 116

Further reading[edit]

  • W. H. Hatch, Facsimiles and descriptions of minuscule manuscripts of the New Testament (Cambridge, 1951), XXI.

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