Minuscule 405

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Minuscule 405 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 1012 (in the Soden numbering), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Paleographically it had been assigned to the 10th century.[1]



The codex contains the text of the four Gospels on 223 parchment leaves (20.5 cm by 17 cm) with lacunae (Matt. 1:1-17; John 6:55-9:13; 11:30-45; 18:20-36). Written in one column per page, in 22 lines per page.[1] It contains the Epistula ad Carpianum, Eusebian tables, tables of κεφαλαια, τιτλοι, κεφαλαια, Ammonian Sections, Eusebian Canons, and subscriptions.[2][3]


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


Formerly the manuscript was held in the monastery of St. Cosmae et Damiani in Brusa of Prussia. Wiedmann and Braun collated portions of the manuscript for Scholz.[3] The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scholz (1794-1852).[5]

The manuscript is currently housed at the Biblioteca Marciana (Gr. I. 10) in Venice.[1]

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