Minuscule 86

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Minuscule 86
New Testament manuscript
Name Codex Posoniensis Lacaei
Text Gospels
Date 11th/12th century
Script Greek
Now at Slovak Academy of Sciences
Size 24 cm by 18 cm
Type ?
Category none

Minuscule 86 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 1030 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment leaves. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 11th or 12th century.[2]


The codex contains the text of the four Gospels, on 281 leaves (size 24 cm by 18 cm). The text is written in one column per page, 22-23 lines per page.[2]

It contains Prolegomena, the Eusebian Canon tables at the beginning, synaxaria, and pictures.[3]

The Greek text of the codex Kurt Aland did not place in any Category.[4] Wisse did not make a Profile for this manuscript.[5]


The manuscript once was in Buda.[3] It was bought by priest Micheal at Constantinople in 1183 for the Emperor Alexius II Commenus. It belonged to the library in Buda. In 1699 it was purchased by Carl Rayger. Since 1722 it was held at the Lycaeum at Pressburg.[6] It was examined by Bengel (codex Byzantinus) and Endlicher.[3]

It is currently housed in at the Slovenská akadémia vied (394 kt), at Bratislava.[2]

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  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 51. 
  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. 51.
  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. 206. 
  4. ^ 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. 138. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 
  5. ^ Wisse, Frederik (1982). The Profile Method for the Classification and Evaluation of Manuscript Evidence, as Applied to the Continuous Greek Text of the Gospel of Luke. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. p. 54. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4. 
  6. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 148. 

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