Minuscule 395

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New Testament manuscripts
Minuscule 395
Text Gospels
Date 12th century
Script Greek
Now at Biblioteca Casanatense
Size 28 cm by 20.9 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V
Note marginalia

Minuscule 395 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 216 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Paleographically it has been assigned to the 12th century.[2] It contains marginalia.


The codex contains the text of the four Gospels on 170 parchment leaves (28 cm by 20.9 cm). The text is written in two columns per page, in 25 lines per page.[2] The text of John 1:19-25 was supplied by a later hand in the 18th century.[3]

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin, and their τιτλοι (titles) at the top of the pages. There is also a division according to the Ammonian Sections (in Mark 234 Sections, 16:9), with references to the Eusebian Canons (written below Ammonian Section numbers).[3]

It contains the tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) before each Gospel, pictures, and marginal corrections.[3]

It is a palimpsest. The text of minuscule 395 is the upper text of the palimpsest. The lower text is unidentified, written in two columns with 30 lines in columns.[3]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Hermann von Soden classified it to the textual family Ir (similar to Λ group).[4] Aland placed it in Category V.[5]

According to the Claremont Profile Method it belongs to the textual cluster 490 in Luke 1, Luke 10, and Luke 20.[4]


The manuscript was bought about 1765 A.D.[3] The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scholz (1794–1852).[6] C. R. Gregory saw it in 1886.[3]

The manuscript is currently housed at the Biblioteca Casanatense (165) 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. 62. 
  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. 70. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig: Hinrichs. p. 185. 
  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. 60. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4. 
  5. ^ Aland, Kurt; Barbara Aland; Erroll F. Rhodes (trans.) (1995). The Text of the New Testament: An Introduction to the Critical Editions and to the Theory and Practice of Modern Textual Criticism. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. p. 139. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 
  6. ^ Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament 1 (4 ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 225. 

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