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Minuscule 534 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), 547 (Scrivener's numbering), ε 333 (in Soden's numbering), is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on a paper. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 13th century. The manuscript was adapted for liturgical use. It is lacunose.
The codex contains an incomplete text of the four Gospels on 270 paper leaves (size 14 cm by 10.2 cm) with some lacunae (Luke 1:25-42; 20:37-21:24). It is written in one column per page, 22 lines per page.
The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numerals are given at the margin, and their τιτλοι (titles of chapters) at the top and foot. There is no division according to the Ammonian Sections or Eusebian Canons.
The tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) are placed before each Gospel. It contains a lectionary markings at the margin, incipits, αναγνωσεως (lessons), Synaxarion, Menologion, subscriptions at the end of each Gospel, and pictures.
The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Hermann von Soden classified it to Ak, related to the Antiocheian commentated text (along with 546, 558, 573, 715). Aland placed it in Category V. According to the Claremont Profile Method it represents textual family Kx in Luke 1, Luke 10, and Luke 20 (fragmentary in Luke 1 and 20).
The manuscript was written by Marcus in the 13th century. In 1864 it was purchased from a dealer at Janina in Epeiros, by Baroness Burdett-Coutts (1814-1906), a philanthropist, together with other Greek manuscripts (among them codices 532-546). They were transported to England in 1870-1871. All collection was presented by Burdett-Coutts to Sir Roger Cholmely's School.
The manuscript was digitised by the CSNTM.
- Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 67.
- Aland, K.; M. Welte, B. Köster, K. Junack (1994). Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. p. 78. ISBN 3-11-011986-2.
- Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 200.
- 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. 254.
- 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.
- 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. 62. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4.
- Robert Mathiesen, An Important Greek Manuscript Rediscovered and Redated (Codex Burdett-Coutts III.42), The Harvard Theological Review, Vol. 76, No. 1 (Jan., 1983), pp. 131-133.
- F. H. A. Scrivener, Adversaria critica sacra (Cambridge 1893).
- F. H. A. Scrivener, Adversaria critica sacra (Cambridge 1893), pp. XXXVII-XLI. (as g)
- K. W. Clark, A Descriptive Catalogue of Greek New Testament Manuscripts in America (Chicago, 1937), pp. 209-300.
- Images of the minuscule 534 at the CSNTM