Minuscule 355

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New Testament manuscripts
Minuscule 355
Text Gospels
Date 12th century
Script Greek
Now at Biblioteca Marciana
Size 16.5 cm by 12.5 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V
Note marginalia

Minuscule 355 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 235 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Paleographically it has been assigned to the 12th century.[2]

The manuscript has complex contents and some marginalia.


The codex contains a complete text of the four Gospels on 410 parchment leaves (16.5 cm by 12.5 cm), in octavo (8 leaves in quire), with a Commentary of Theophylact. The text is written in one column per page, in 18 lines per page.[2]

The text is divided according to κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin, and their τιτλοι (titles of chapters) at the top of the pages. There is also another division according to the smaller Ammonian Sections, with references to the Eusebian Canons.[3]

It contains the Epistula ad Carpianum, the Eusebian tables, tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) before each Gospel, lectionary markings at the margin (added by a later hand), and Synaxarion (probably added by a later hand).[3]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Hermann von Soden classified it to the textual family K1.[4] Aland placed it in Category V.[5] According to the Claremont Profile Method it represents family Kx in Luke 1, Luke 10, and Luke 20.[4]


The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scholz (1794-1852).[6] It was examined by Birch,[7] Burgon. C. R. Gregory saw it in 1886.[3]

The manuscript is currently housed at the Biblioteca Marciana (Gr. Z. 541) in Venice.[2]

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  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 60. 
  2. ^ a b c Aland, K.; M. Welte; B. Köster; K. Junack (1994). Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. p. 68. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  3. ^ a b c Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig: Hinrichs. p. 182. 
  4. ^ a b Wisse, Frederik (1982). The profile method for the classification and evaluation of manuscript evidence, as Applied to the Continuous Greek Text of the Gospel of Luke. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. p. 59. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4. 
  5. ^ Aland, Kurt; Aland, Barbara (1995). The Text of the New Testament: An Introduction to the Critical Editions and to the Theory and Practice of Modern Textual Criticism. Erroll F. Rhodes (trans.). Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. p. 138. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 
  6. ^ Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament 1 (4 ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 232. 
  7. ^ Birch, Variae Lectiones ad Textum IV Evangeliorum, Haunie 1801, p. LXV.

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