Minuscule 99

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Minuscule 99
New Testament manuscript
NameCodex Lipsiensis
TextGospel of Matthew, Gospel of Luke
Date15th/16th century
Now atLeipzig University
Size21 cm by 17.5 cm
TypeByzantine text-type

Minuscule 99 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 597 (von Soden),[1] known as Codex Lipsiensis is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment leaves. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 15th or 16th century.[2] The manuscript is very lacunose. It has marginalia and was adapted for liturgical use.


The codex contains a fragments of the Gospel of Matthew and Gospel of Luke on 22 leaves (size 21 cm by 17.5 cm). The text is written in one column per page, 21-23 lines per page (15.5 by 13.5 cm). To the present day only texts of Matthew 4:8-5:27; 6:2-15:30; Luke 1:1-13 have survived.[2] The initial letters in red. Full of iotacism errors.[3]

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin (only in Luke), and their τιτλοι (titles of chapters) at the top of the pages. There is also a division according to the Ammonian Sections, no references to the Eusebian Canons.[3]

It contains the Epistula ad Carpianum, tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) before each Gospel, synaxaria (from 10th century), lectionary markings (for liturgical use), and incipits.[3][4]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland placed it in Category V.[5] It was not examined by the Claremont Profile Method.[6]

In Matthew 10:12 it reads λεγοντες ειρηνη τω οικω τουτω for αυτην – the reading is supported by manuscripts: Sinaiticus*,2, Bezae, Regius, Washingtonianus, Koridethi, Φ, f1, 22, 237, 251, 1010, (1424), 49, it vgcl.[7]


The manuscript was examined by Matthaei. Wettstein by number 99 designated Gregory's 155.[4]

It is currently housed at the Leipzig University (Cod. Gr. 8), at Leipzig.[2]

See also[edit]


  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. 49.
  3. ^ a b c Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. Vol. 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 151.
  4. ^ a b 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. 207.
  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. 138. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Eberhard Nestle, Erwin Nestle, Barbara Aland and Kurt Aland (eds), Novum Testamentum Graece, 26th edition, (Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 1991), p. 24

Further reading[edit]

  • C. F. Matthaei, Novum Testamentum Graece et Latine (Riga 1782-1788). (as 18)