Minuscule 97

Minuscule 97 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), α 260 (von Soden),[1] is a Greek language minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment leaves. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 12th century. The manuscript is lacunose.[2] Formerly it was labelled by 97a and 241p.

Minuscule 97
New Testament manuscript
TextActs of the Apostles, Pauline epistles
Date12th century
ScriptGreek language
Now atHerzog August Bibliothek
Size18 cm by 13.5 cm
TypeByzantine text-type


The codex contains a complete text of the Acts of the Apostles, Catholic epistles, and Pauline epistles on 204 leaves (size 18 cm by 13.5 cm) with only one lacuna (Acts 16:39-17:18). The text is written in one column per page, 27 lines per page.[2]

It contains the Euthalian Apparatus, subscriptions at the end of each book, numbers of στιχοι, Synaxarion, Menologion, and αναγνωσεις (lessons) at the margin.[3] It has marginal scholia from Chrysostom and Œcumenius.[4]

The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Kurt Aland placed it in Category V.[5]


Formerly the manuscript was deposited by one Theodoret in the Catechumens library of the Great Lavra monastery on the Mount Athos.[4] It came from Athos to Germany. The text of the manuscript was collated by Langer, librarian at Wolfenbüttel, for Griesbach.[4] C. R. Gregory did not see this manuscript.[3]

Formerly it was labelled by 97a and 241p.[3] In 1908 Gregory gave for it number 97.[1]

It is currently housed at the Herzog August Bibliothek (Codd. Gud. Graec. 104.2), at Wolfenbüttel.[2]

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  1. ^ a b 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. 52
  3. ^ a b c Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 272.
  4. ^ 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. 291.
  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.

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