Minuscule 399

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Minuscule 399 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε94 (von Soden)), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Paleographically it had been assigned to the 9th or 10th century.[1]



The codex contains text of the Gospels: John, Luke, and Matthew, on 214 parchment leaves (17.3 cm by 11.6 cm). Written in one column per page, in 27 lines per page.[1] Text is written in blach, initial letters in red ink. It contains prolegomena, lists of κεφαλαια, Epistula ad Carpianum, the Eusebian tables, and commentary.[2]

Texts of John 5:3.4 and John 7:53-8:11 marked by an obelus.[2] The order of Gospels is the same as in codex 90.


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland placed it in Category V.[3] Its text is close to the textual family K1.


The manuscript was written by Prochorus, a scribe.[2] It was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scholz (1794-1852).[4]

The manuscript is currently housed at the National Library of Russia (Gr. 220) in Saint Petersburg.[1]

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Further reading

  • Kurt Treu, Die Griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testaments in der UdSSR; eine systematische Auswertung des Texthandschriften in Leningrad, Moskau, Kiev, Odessa, Tbilisi und Erevan, T & U 90 (Berlin, 1966), pp. 88–90.

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