Minuscule 397

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Minuscule 397 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), Cι10 (Soden), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Paleographically it had been assigned to the 10th or 11th century.[1]



The codex contains the text of the Gospel of John on 295 parchment leaves (28 cm by 23.5 cm) with catenae. Written in one column per page, in 27 lines per page.[1][2]


The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scholz (1794-1852) with a number 397.[3] The manuscript was described by Giuseppe Bianchini.

The manuscript is currently housed at the Biblioteca Vallicelliana (E. 40) 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. 186.
  • 3. Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose (1861). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament. London. p. 168.

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