Minuscule 346

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Minuscule 346 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 226 (Soden), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Paleographically it had been assigned to the 12th century.[1]



The codex contains a complete text of the four Gospels on 168 parchment leaves (22.3 cm by 16.5 cm) with one Lacunae (John 3:26-7:52). Written in one column per page, in 31-32 lines per page.[1] It contains tables of κεφαλαια, κεφαλαια, τιτλοι, Ammonian Sections (Mark 234 - 16:9), Eusebian Canons, lectionary markings, Synaxarion, Menologion, subscriptions, remata, στιχοι Verse.[2] It is carelessly written.[3]


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

It is a member of the textual family f13.[2] It has many unusual readings (e.g. Matt 1:16).[3]


The manuscript was bought in 1606 at "Callipoli in Salentinis".[2] The manuscript was examined by Scholz and Burgon. It was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scholz (1794-1852).[5] Text of the codex was collated by Abbott and edited by Ferrar.

The manuscript is currently housed at the Biblioteca Ambrosiana (S. 23 sup.) in Milan.[1]

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