Minuscule 621

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Minuscule 621
New Testament manuscript
Text Acts, Catholic epistles, Paul
Date 11th century
Script Greek
Now at Vatican Library
Size 22.5 cm by 16.5 cm
Type mixed
Category III

Minuscule 621 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), O 46 (von Soden),[1] is a Greek diglot minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 11th century. The manuscript is lacunose.[2] Tischendorf labeled it by 154a and 187p.[3]


The codex contains the text of the Acts of the Apostles, Catholic epistles, Epistle to the Romans, and 1 Corinthians 1:1-15:45 on 164 parchment leaves (size 22.5 cm by 16.5 cm) with large lacunae. The text is written in one column per page, 36 lines per page.[2]

It contains Prolegomena, tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) before each book, and lectionary markings at the margin (for liturgical use). It has a commentary.[4][3]

The order of books: Book of Acts, Catholic epistles, and Pauline epistles. On the list of the Pauline epistles the Hebrews is placed before First Epistle to Timothy.[4]


Aland placed the Greek text of the codex in Category III.[5]


F. H. A. Scrivener dated the manuscript to the 15th century.[3] C. R. Gregory dated the manuscript to the 14th century.[4] Actually the INTF dated the manuscript much earlier, to the 11th century.[2]

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

Formerly it was labeled by 154a and 187p. In 1908 Gregory gave the number 621 to it.[1]

The manuscript currently is housed at the Vatican Library (Vat. gr. 1270), in Rome.[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 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. 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 Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 277.
  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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