Minuscule 236

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Minuscule 236 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 358 (Soden), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Paleographically it had been assigned to the 11th century.[1]



The codex contains the text of the four Gospels, on 256 parchment leaves (size 16.5 cm by 11 cm), with some lacunae (John 9:29-fin.).[1] Written in one column per page, 20 lines per page.[1] Seven leaves are paper. It contains Synaxarion, Menologion, Eusebian tables, Ammonian Sections, κεφαλαια, some τιτλοι, some lectionary markings, and tables of κεφαλαια.[2] It is beautifully written.[3]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland placed it in Category V.[4]


According to Scrivener the manuscript was derived from codex 440.[3] The manuscript was purchased in 1889 in Athen by J. Bevan Braithwaite. After coming to England it was held in London. It was examined and collated by W. C. Braithwaite.[2]

The manuscript is currently housed at the Selly Oak College (Braithwaite 3) at Birmingham.[1]

See also


  • 1. K. Aland, M. Welte, B. Köster, K. Junack, "Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments", Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, New York 1994, p. 61.
  • 2. C. R. Gregory, "Textkritik des Neuen Testaments", Leipzig 1900, vol. 1, p. 170.
  • 3. F. H. A. Scrivener, A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament (London 1894), Vol. 1, p. 223.
  • 4. Kurt Aland, and Barbara Aland, "The Text of the New Testament: An Introduction to the Critical Editions and to the Theory and Practice of Modern Textual Criticism", transl. Erroll F. Rhodes, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1995, p. 138.

Further reading

  • J. Rendel Harris, On a New Manuscript of the Four Gospels, Haverford College Studies 4 (1890), 22-27.

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