Minuscule 881 (Gregory-Aland)

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Minuscule 881
New Testament manuscript
Name Cod. Ottobonianus gr. 453, 454, 455
Text Gospels
Date 15th century
Script Greek
Now at Vatican Library
Size 34.8 cm by 24.2 cm
Type Byzantine
Category none
Note marginalia

Minuscule 881 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), Θε51 (von Soden),[1][2] is a 15th-century Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament on paper. It has complex contents.


The codex contains the text of the four Gospels, with a commentary, on 523 paper leaves (size 34.8 cm by 24.2 cm). The leaves were arranged in three volumes (171 + 171 + 181 leaves). The text is written in one column per page, 31 lines per page.[3][4] It was written by two scribes. The commentary is of Theophylact's authorship.[5][6] It has many marginal notes.[7]


The Greek text of the codex Kurt Aland did not place it in any Category.[8] It was not examined by the Claremont Profile Method.[9]


According to F. H. A. Scrivener it was written in the 13th century, according to C. R. Gregory in the 15th century. Currently the manuscript is dated by the INTF to the 15th century.[4]

The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scrivener (707e, 708e, 709e),[6] Gregory (881e). Gregory saw it in 1886.[5]

It was examined and described by Ernesto Feron and Fabiano Battaglini.[7]

Currently the manuscript is housed at the Vatican Library (Ottobonianus gr. 453, 454, 455), in Rome.[3][4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Soden, von, Hermann (1902). Die Schriften des neuen Testaments, in ihrer ältesten erreichbaren Textgestalt / hergestellt auf Grund ihrer Textgeschichte. 1. Berlin: Verlag von Alexander Duncker. p. 269. 
  2. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 78. 
  3. ^ a b Aland, Kurt; M. Welte; B. Köster; K. Junack (1994). Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. p. 99. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  4. ^ a b c "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: Hinrichs. p. 229. 
  6. ^ a b 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. 267. 
  7. ^ a b Ernesto Feron; Fabiano Battaglini (1893). Codices manuscripti Graeci Ottoboniani bibliothecae Vaticanae. 2. Roma: Ex Typographeo Vaticana. p. 252-253. 
  8. ^ 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. 134, 139. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 
  9. ^ 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. 67. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4. 

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External links[edit]

  • "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 4 September 2012.