Minuscule 401

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Minuscule 401 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 236 (in the Soden numbering), 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 113 parchment leaves (20.5 cm by 9.4 cm) with lacunae. Written in one column per page, in 23 lines per page.[1] It contains tables of κεφαλαια, κεφαλαια, τιτλοι, Ammonian Sections.[2] The Eusebian Canons absent.[3]


John 1:1-12:1; Mark 6:1-16:20; Matthew, Luke[3]

Text of the Pericope Adulteras (John 7:53-8:11) omitted.[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 added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scholz (1794-1852).[5] The manuscript is currently housed at the Biblioteca Nazionale Vittorio Emanuele III (Ms. II. A. 3) in Naples.[1]

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