Minuscule 619

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Minuscule 619
New Testament manuscript
Text Acts of the Apostles, Pauline epistles
Date 984
Script Greek
Now at Laurentian Library
Size 33.5 cm by 24 cm
Type mixed
Category none

Minuscule 619 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), α 57 (von Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. It is dated by a colophon to the 984.[2] The manuscript has complex contents. Tischendorf labelled it by 148a and 184p.[3]


The codex contains the text of the Acts of the Apostles, Pauline epistles on 342 parchment leaves (size 33.5 cm by 24 cm).[2] The text is written in one column per page, 15 lines per page for the biblical text, 46 lines per page for a commentary.[4]

It contains Prolegomena, numbers of the κεφαλαια (chapters) at the margin, the τιτλοι (titles) at the top, and a commentary.[3][4]

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


The Greek text of the codex Aland did not place in any Category.[5]


The manuscript was written in A.D. 984, Indict 12, by Theophylact, priest and doctor of law. It once belonged to the Benedictine Library of St. Mary.[3] It was examined by Bernard de Montfaucon.[4]

Formerly it was labelled by 148a and 184p. In 1908 Gregory gave the number 619 to it.[1]

The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Johann Martin Augustin Scholz. Gregory saw the manuscript in 1886.[4]

The manuscript currently is housed at the Laurentian Library (Conv. Supr. 191), at Florence.[2]

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  1. ^ a b 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. 83.
  3. ^ a b c 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. 295. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig. p. 276. 
  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. 

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