Minuscule 604

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Minuscule 604
New Testament manuscript
Text Acts of the Apostles, Pauline epistles
Date 14th century
Script Greek
Now at Bibliothèque nationale de France
Size 16.9 cm by 12.5 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V

Minuscule 604 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), α 459 (von Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 14th century.[2] The manuscript has complex contents. Formerly it was labeled by 125a and 150p.[3]


The codex contains the text of the Acts of the Apostles, Catholic epistles, Pauline epistles on 394 parchment leaves (size 16.9 cm by 12.5 cm). The text is written in one column per page, 16 lines per page.[2]

It contains Prolegomena at the beginning, lectionary markings at the margin, αναγνωσεις, subscriptions at the end of each book, with numbers of στιχοι.[4]

The order of books: Acts, Catholic, and Pauline epistles. Epistle to the Hebrews is placed after Epistle to Philemon.[4]


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


The manuscript was brought from Constantinople to Paris.[4]

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. 125), at Paris.[2]

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  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 69. 
  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. 82.
  3. ^ Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament, vol. 1 (4 ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 293. 
  4. ^ a b c d Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 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. 117

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