Minuscule 363

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Minuscule 363
New Testament manuscript
Text New Testament (except Rev.)
Date 14th century
Script Greek
Now at Laurentian Library
Size 21 cm by 14.3 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category none
Note liturgical use

Minuscule 363 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), δ 455 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Paleographically it has been assigned to the 14th century.[2] It was adapted for liturgical use.


The codex contains the text of the New Testament except Book of Revelation on 306 parchment leaves (21 cm by 14.3 cm) with a catena. It is written in one column per page, in 32 lines per page.[2]

It contains tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) before each book (with a harmony), lectionary markings at the margin (for liturgical use), αναγνωσεις (lessons), subscriptions at the end of each book, numbers of στιχοι, and Euthalian Apparatus (in the Pauline and Catholic epistles).[3]

The order of books: Gospels, Acts, Pauline epistles, Catholic epistles.[3]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Hermann von Soden assigned it to the textual family Kr.[4] Aland did not place it to any of Categories.[5] According to the Claremont Profile Method it represents textual family Kr in Luke 1, Luke 10, and Luke 20. It also creates the textual pair with minuscule 290.[4]

The Pericope Adulterae (John 7:53-8:11) is marked by an obelus.[3]


The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scholz (1794–1852).[6] It was examined by Bandini, Scholz, Burgon, and Gregory (1886).[3]

The manuscript is currently housed at the Biblioteca Laurentiana (Plutei VI. 13) in Florence.[2]

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  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 61. 
  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 d Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig: Hinrichs. p. 183. 
  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. pp. 59, 92. 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 (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament 1. London: George Bell & Sons. p. 225. 

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