Minuscule 394

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Minuscule 394 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), δ 460 (Soden), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Dated by a colophon to the year 1330.[1]



The codex contains the text of the New Testament except Book of Revelation on 344 parchment leaves (23.5 cm by 16 cm). Written in one column per page, in 29 lines per page,[1] in silver ink. It contains lists of κεφαλαια, lextionary equipment on a margin, stichoi, synaxaria, Menologion, Euthalian apparatus to the Acts, Actholic and Pauline epistles.[2]

The order of books: Gospels, Acts, Catholic epistles, and Pauline epistles.[2]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland placed it in Category V.[3] It belongs to the textual family Kr.[4]


The manuscript was written by Michael, a priest.[2] The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scholz (1794-1852).[5]

The manuscript is currently housed at the Biblioteca Vallicelliana (EF. 17) in Rome.[1]

See also


  • 1. Aland, K.; M. Welte, B. Köster, K. Junack (1994). Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. p. 70. ISBN 3110119862.
  • 2. Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig. p. 185.
  • 3. Aland, Kurt; Barbara Aland; Erroll F. Rhodes (trans.) (1995). The Text of the New Testament: An Introduction to the Critical Editions and to the Theory and Practice of Modern Textual Criticism. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. p. 139. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1.
  • 4. F. Wisse, The profile method for the classification and evaluation of manuscript evidence,

William B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1982, p. 92.

Further reading

  • G. M. Bianchini, Evangeliarium quadruplex latinae versionis antiquae (Rome, 1749), Part 1, Vol. 2, p. 531f.

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