University of Chicago Library, Goodspeed Manuscript Collection Ms. 922, New Testament. Acts. Epistles of Paul. Catholic Epistles (Ira Maurice Price Praxapostolos). Greg. 2412. 12th century.


Praxapostolos in Greek. Contains Acts, the Epistles of Paul, and the Catholic Epistles. Lectionary apparatus, headings, and incipits in margins. Formerly Goodspeed Ms. Grk. 33.

  1. fols. 1r-40r Acts. Subscription and stichoi (2,524).
  2. fols. 40r-40v Euthalius, Hypothesis of Romans (lacking).
  3. fols. 41r-52r Romans (lacking). Subscription and stichoi (920).
  4. fols. 52r-52v Euthalius, Hypothesis of 1 Corinthians. Oecumenius, Prologue of 1 Corinthians.
  5. fols. 53r-66v 1 Corinthians. Subscription and stichoi (870).
  6. fols. 66v-67r Euthalius, Hypothesis of 2 Corinthians. Oecumenius, Prologue of 2 Corinthians.
  7. fols. 67v-77r 2 Corinthians. Subscription and stichoi (770).
  8. fols. 77r-78r Euthalius, Hypothesis of Galatians. Oecumenius, Prologue of Galatians.
  9. fols. 78r-83r Galatians. Subscription and stichoi (293).
  10. fols. 83r-83v Euthalius, Hypothesis of Ephesians. Oecumenius, Prologue of Ephesians.
  11. fols. 83v-89r Ephesians. Subscription and stichoi (312).
  12. fol. 89r Euthalius, Hypothesis of Philippians.
  13. fols. 89r-92v Philippians. Subscription and stichoi (208).
  14. fol. 93r Euthalius, Hypothesis of Colossians.
  15. fols. 93v-97r Colossians. Subscription and stichoi (208).
  16. fols. 97r-97v Euthalius, Hypothesis of 1 Thessalonians.
  17. fols. 97v-100v 1 Thessalonians.
  18. fols. 100v-101r Euthalius, Hypothesis of 2 Thessalonians.
  19. fols. 101r-103r 2 Thessalonians. Subscription and stichoi (106).
  20. fols. 103r-103v Euthalius, Hypothesis of 1 Timothy.
  21. fols. 103v-107v 1 Timothy. Subscription.
  22. fols. 107v-108r Euthalius, Hypothesis of 2 Timothy.
  23. fols. 108r-111r 2 Timothy. Subscription and stichoi (172).
  24. fols. 111r-111v Euthalius, Hypothesis of Titus.
  25. fols. 111v-113r Titus. Subscription and stichoi (107).
  26. fol. 113v Euthalius, Hypothesis of Philemon.
  27. fols. 113v-114r Philemon. Subscription and stichoi (47).
  28. fols. 114r-115v Euthalius, Hypothesis of Hebrews. Prologue of Hebrews.
  29. fols. 115v-127r Hebrews.
  30. fol. 127r Euthalius, Hypothesis of James.
  31. fols. 127v-131v James. Stichoi (125).
  32. fol. 131v Euthalius, Hypothesis of 1 Peter.
  33. fols. 132r-136r 1 Peter.
  34. fols. 136r-136v Euthalius, Hypothesis of 2 Peter.
  35. fols. 136v-139v 2 Peter.
  36. fols. 139v-140r Euthalius, Hypothesis of 1 John.
  37. fols. 140r-144v 1 John.
  38. fols. 144v-145r Euthalius, Hypothesis of 2 John.
  39. fols. 145r-145v 2 John.
  40. fol. 145v Euthalius, Hypothesis of 3 John.
  41. fols. 145v-146r 3 John.
  42. fols. 146r-146v Euthalius, Hypothesis of Jude.
  43. fols. 146v-147v Jude.
  44. fols. 148r-150v Lectionary table, Lent, Holy Week, Menologion (lacking).



Headpieces primarily of red and black decorated with interlace, leaf and vine scrolls, or infilled with floral motifs.


Major initials (30-55 mm) in red set off from text and embellished with ribbon, bead, and leaf motifs. Minor initials set off from the text in red.

Physical Description


Parchment. 160 x 120 mm.

Number of Leaves

150 leaves.


1-150. Modern foliation in Arabic numerals in pencil.


19 quires extant, each of 8 leaves, with the exception of quire 12 of 7 leaves, and quire 19 of 10 leaves. Estimate of content lost: leaf 1, quire 6 (after fol. 40, lacks ending of Hypothesis of Romans, and Romans, 1:1 to 1:18. Begins on fol. 41r with 1:18 at, αδικια κατεχοντων); leaves 4 and 5, quire 7 (after fol. 50, ends with Romans 13:4 at, Θεου γαρ διακονος εστι. Begins on fol. 51r with Romans 15:26 at, κοινωνιαν τινα ποιησασθαι); unknown number of leaves (after fol. 150, Menologion ends at June 17).

Remnants of quire numbers in faded brown ink are extant on the first folio of some quires (recto, lower outer margin). Quire numbers of a later set are present on the first folio (recto, lower margin) and last folio (verso) of each quire.


Written space 120 x 85 mm (fol. 99r).


1 column, 30 lines. Ruling with hard point.


Written in minuscule script in dark brown ink (some flaking).

Punctuation includes middle and low points, comma, and double point. Several instances of quotation marks in the left margins next to lines of quoted text.

Methods of correction consist of erasure and additions in the text, and the margins. A correction to Hebrews (12:28 -13:7, fol. 126v) included an erasure of 14 lines, and a rewritting of text in the initial space and the lower margin.

Text Divisions

Titles in red.


Leaves slightly cockled. Some parchment broken off at the corners. Text rubbed in a number of areas. Water, dirt, and grease stains.

Binding Description

Bound in blind-stamped medium brown leather over boards. Nail holes (front and back) of straps once attached. Fore-edge pegs (1 remaining). Pastedowns of paper.



The manuscript is judged to have been written in the 12th century. A place of origin is unknown.


Medieval to the early 20th century provenance unknown.

Inscription (pastedown, front); prayer (fol. 108v); notation and jottings (fols. 26v, 33v, 36v, 41r, 77v, 86v, 106v, 107v, 114v, 126v, 140v).


Acquired by the University of Chicago from Ibrahim Elias Géjou, Paris art dealer, with funds donated by Ira Maurice Price, professor of Semitic Languages and Literatures, and Elizabeth Mellor Price, his wife. The manuscript was named in honor of Dr. Price.


  1. Kenneth W. Clark, A Descriptive Catalogue of Greek New Testament Manuscripts in America (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1937), pp. 269-270.
  2. ———, Eight American Praxapostoloi (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, c1941), pp. 34-36.
  3. Merrill Mead Parvis, The Story of the Goodspeed Collection ([Chicago:] n.p., 1952), pp. 21-22.
  4. New Testament manuscript traditions. An exhibition based on the Edgar J. Goodspeed Collection of the University of Chicago Library, the Joseph Regenstein Library, January-March, 1973. University of Chicago. Library. Dept. of Special Collections. Exhibition catalogs ([Chicago: n.p., 1973]), 36, no. 24.