Minuscule 344

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Minuscule 344 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 1007 (Soden), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Paleographically it had been assigned to the 10th century.[1]



The codex contains the text of the four Gospels on 327 parchment leaves (16.4 cm by 12.1 cm) with lacunae (Luke 13:21-16:23; 21:12-27; 22:12-23; 23:45-John 21:12). Written in one column per page, in 19 lines per page.[1] It contains Epistula ad Carpianum (added later), κεφαλαια, tables of κεφαλαια, τιτλοι, Ammonian Sections, and subscriptions.[2]

The lacking texts were supplemented in the 16th century on paper.[2] It does not contain Matthew 16:2b-3 and John 21:25.[2]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland placed it in Category V.[3]


The manuscript was examined by Scholz and Burgon. It was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scholz (1794-1852).[4]

The manuscript is currently housed at the Biblioteca Ambrosiana (G. 16 sup.) in Milan.[1]

See also


Further reading

  • J. M. A. Scholz, Biblisch-kritische Reise (Leipzig, 1822), p. 70-73.

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