Minuscule 339

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Minuscule 339
New Testament manuscript
Text New Testament
Date 13th century
Script Greek
Now at Turin National University Library
Size 21.6 cm by 15.7 cm
Category none
Note marginalia

Minuscule 339 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), δ 303 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Paleographically it has been assigned to the 13th century.[2] It has marginalia.


The codex contains a complete text of the New Testament on 200 parchment leaves (21.6 cm by 15.7 cm). It is written in two columns per page, in 56-58 lines per page.[2] It was written by three different hands.[3]

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin, and their τιτλοι (titles of chapters) at the top of the pages. There is also a division according to the smaller Ammonian Sections (in Mark 237 – last in 16:15), whose numbers are given at the margin with references to the Eusebian Canons (written below Ammonian Section numbers).[3]

It contains the Epistula ad Carpianum, Eusebian Canon tables, tables of κεφαλαια (tables of contents) before each book, Synaxarion, Menologion, the Eusebian apparatus (Acts, Cath., Paul), and other additional matter.[3][4]

The order of book is typical for major Greek manuscripts: Gospels, Acts, Catholic epistles, Pauline epistles, Book of Revelation, but this order is not original.[3]

It contains the Book of Psalms, Epistle of Pilatus with response, Genealogy of Maria.[3]

According to the subscription at the end of the Epistle to the Romans, the Letter was written προς Ρωμαιους εγραφη απο Κορινθου δια Φοιβης της διακονου; the same subscription have manuscripts: 42, 90, 216, 462, 466, 642;[5]


Kurt Aland the Greek text of the codex did not place in any Category.[6] It was not examined by the Claremont Profile Method.[7]


The manuscript was examined by Pasino, Scholz, and Burgon. It was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scholz (1794-1852).[8] C. R. Gregory saw it in 1886.[3]

The manuscript is currently housed at the Turin National University Library (B. V. 8) in Turin.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 60. 
  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. 67. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: Hinrichs. p. 180. 
  4. ^ 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. 231. 
  5. ^ Bruce M. Metzger, A Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament (2001), p. 477.
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament. 1. London. p. 225. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Giuseppe Passino, Codices manuscripti Bibliothaece Regii Taurini Athenaei, Turin 1742, vol. 2.
  • G. de Sanctis, Rivista di Filologiae d'Instruzione Classica 32 (1904), 584.

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