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New Testament manuscripts
Minuscule 130
Text Gospels
Date 15th century
Script Greek- Latin
Now at Vatican Library
Size 28.4 cm by 21.1 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category none
Hand curious copy

Minuscule 130 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 596 (Soden), is a Greek-Latin minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on paper leaves. Palaeographically it had been assigned to the 15th century.[1]



The codex contains the text of the four Gospels on 229 paper leaves (size 28.4 cm by 21.1 cm),[1] with lacunae in John 19:12-21:25. Written in two columns per page, 26 lines per page (size of column 20.6 by 6.5 cm), in black ink.[2] A curious copy, with the Latin and Greek in parallel columns, right column is Greek. It contains κεφαλαια written in Latin.[3][2]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Hermann von Soden classified it to the textual family Kx. Aland di not it to any Category. Wisse in Luke 1 and Luke 20 assigned it to the textual family Kx. In Luke 10 he did not made profile method.[4]

In Luke 2:38 in Latin text it has reading "Israel" for "Jerusalem".


The scribe was a Lateiner. The Greek text is often adapted to the Latin one.

The manuscript was examined by Birch.[3]

It is currently housed at the Vatican Library (Vat. gr. 359), at Rome.[1]

See also


  1. ^ 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. 54.
  2. ^ a b C. R. Gregory, "Textkritik des Neuen Testaments", Leipzig 1900, vol. 1, p. 156.
  3. ^ a b F. H. A. Scrivener, "A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament" (George Bell & Sons: London 1894), Vol. 1, p. 212.
  4. ^ Frederik Wisse, The profile method for the classification and evaluation of manuscript evidence, William B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1982, p. 55.

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