Minuscule 356

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Minuscule 356 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), α 255 (Soden), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Paleographically it had been assigned to the 12th century.[1] Formerly it was labelled by 53a and 30p.[2]



The codex contains the text of the 2 Peter 2:4-3:18; 1 John 1:1-3:20 and Pauline epistles on 145 parchment leaves (9.2 x 7.8 cm) with some lacunae (1 Cor 11:7-15:56; Heb 11:27-13:25). Written in one column per page, in 24 lines per page,[1] in very small and beautiful minuscule letters.[2]

It contains Oecumenius' Prologue to the Romans, lists of κεφαλαια, κεφαλαια, τιτλοι, and some marginal notes primâ manu. Text after 1 Timothy 6:5 was written by other hand, and far less careful. The manuscript exhibits throughout many abbreviations.[3]


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


The manuscript was given to the College in Testimonium grati animi by Samuel G. Wright, a member of the College, in 1598.[3] Ιt was examined by John Mill, Wettstein, Fenton Hort, and Gregory.[2]

The manuscript is currently housed at the Emmanuel College (I. 4. 35) in Cambridge.[1]

See also


Further reading

  • F. H. A. Scrivener, An Exact Transcript of the Codex Augiensis (Cambridge and London, 1859), pp. 66-68. (as n)

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