Minuscule 636

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Minuscule 636
New Testament manuscript
TextActs of the Apostles, Catholic epistles, Pauline epistles
Date15th century
Now atBiblioteca Nazionale Vittorio Emanuele III
Size22 cm by 14.5 cm

Minuscule 636 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), α 598 (von Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on paper. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 15th century. The manuscript has complex contents.[2] Formerly it was labeled by 174a and 212p.[3]


The codex contains the text of the Acts of the Apostles, Catholic epistles, Pauline epistles, on 211 paper leaves (size 22 cm by 14.5 cm).[2] The end of the Hebrews was supplemented in the 16th century.[4] It is written in one column per page, 22-27 lines per page.[2]

It contains Prolegomena, tables of the κεφαλαια before each book, lectionary markings, incipits, subscriptions at the end of each book, and στιχοι.[3][4]

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

It contains the Comma Johanneum in the margin added by a later hand.[3]


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


The manuscript was written by Presbyter Nicolaus.[4] It is dated by the INTF to the 15th century.[6]

The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Johann Martin Augustin Scholz, who slightly examined the major part of the manuscript.[7] Gregory saw it in 1886.[4]

Formerly it was labeled by 174a and 212p. In 1908 Gregory gave the number 636 to it.[1]

The manuscript currently is housed at the Biblioteca Nazionale (Ms. II. A. 9), at Naples.[2][6]

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  1. ^ a b Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 70.
  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. 84.
  3. ^ a b c 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. 296.
  4. ^ a b c d e Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig. p. 278.
  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. pp. 133, 139. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1.
  6. ^ a b Handschriftenliste at the Münster Institute
  7. ^ Scholz, Biblisch-kritische Reise in Frankreich, der Schweiz, Italien, Palästine und im Archipel in den Jahren 1818, 1819, 1820, 1821: Nebst einer Geschichte des Textes des Neuen Testaments (Leipzig, 1823)

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