Minuscule 384

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New Testament manuscripts
Minuscule 384
Text Acts, Catholic epistles, Paul
Date 13th century
Script Greek
Now at British Library
Size 25.4 cm by 17 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V
Note marginalia

Minuscule 384 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), α 355 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on paper. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 13th century.[2] Formerly it was labeled by 59a and 62p.[3] It has some marginalia.


The codex contains the text of the Acts, Catholic epistles, and Pauline epistles on 132 cotton paper leaves (25.4 cm by 17 cm). The text is written in one column per page, in 36 lines per page.[2]

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin.[3]

It contains Prolegomena, lectionary markings at the margin (for Church reading), incipits, subscriptions at the end of each book, and numbers of stichoi.[3]

The order of books: Acts, Catholic epistles, and Pauline epistles. It contains also Martyrium Pauli.[3][4]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland placed it in Category V.[5]


There is inscription on the first leaf: "liber hospitalis de Cusa trevirensis dioc. R".[6]

The manuscript was examined by Griesbach (in Acts 11-13, 1 Peter, Romans, Ephesians, 1 Corinthians 1-7) and Bloomfield.[6] C. R. Gregory saw it in 1883.[3]

The manuscript was added to the list of the New Testament manuscripts by Scholz (1794-1852).[7]

Formerly it was labeled by 59a and 62p. In 1908 Gregory gave the number 384 to it.[1]

The manuscript is currently housed at the British Library (Harley 5588) in London.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 62. 
  2. ^ a b c Aland, Kurt; M. Welte; B. Köster; K. Junack (1994). Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. p. 70. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig: Hinrichs. p. 268. 
  4. ^ As Minuscule 462, Minuscule 615, Minuscule 2818.
  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. 139. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 
  6. ^ a b 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. 289. 
  7. ^ Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament 1. London: George Bell & Sons. p. 322. 

Further reading[edit]

  • J. J. Griesbach, Symbolae criticae ad supplendas et corrigendas variarum N. T. lectionum collectiones (Halle, 1793), pp. 160-162. 186.

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