Minuscule 373

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New Testament manuscripts
Minuscule 373
Text Gospels
Date 15th century
Script Greek
Now at Vatican Library
Size 41.5 cm by 28 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V
Note marginalia

Minuscule 373 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 500 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on paper. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 15th century.[2] It has marginalia.


The codex contains the text of the four Gospels on 221 paper leaves (41.5 cm by 28 cm) with lacunae at the end of John. The text is written in one column per page, in 46 lines with text of commentary.[2] The biblical text is and surrounded by a catena.[3]

The text is divided according to the Ammonian Sections (in Mark 241 Sections, the last in 16:20), whose numbers are given at the margin, but without references to the Eusebian Canons.[3]

It contains subscriptions at the end of each Gospel, and numbers of στιχοι.[3]


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

According to the Claremont Profile Method it represents textual family Kx in Luke 1, Luke 10, and Luke 20. It creates pair with 301.[5]


The manuscript formerly belonged to Cardinal Sirleti (1514-1585), who became a librarian of the Vatican Library.[6] It was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scholz (1794–1852). C. R. Gregory saw it in 1886.[3]

The manuscript is currently housed at the Vatican Library (Vat. gr. 1423) in Rome.[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. 69. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  3. ^ a b c d Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig: Hinrichs. p. 184. 
  4. ^ 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. 139. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  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. 233. 

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