Minuscule 372

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Minuscule 372
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospels
Date 16th century
Script Greek
Now at Vatican Library
Size 24.2 cm by 16.7 cm
Type mixed
Category none
Hand beautifully written

Minuscule 372 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 600 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 16th century.[2] It is almost without a marginal equipment.


The codex contains the text of the four Gospels on 199 parchment leaves (24.2 cm by 16.7 cm) with one big lacunae (John 3:1-21:25). It is written in one column per page, in 30 lines per page.[2] According to Scrivener it is beautifully written.[3]

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin (in Latin).[4]


Hermann von Soden classified its to the Ia,[5] which would make it "Western" or "Caesarean".[6] Kurt Aland the Greek text of the codex did not place in any Category.[7]

According to the Claremont Profile Method it represents mixed text in Luke 1, Luke 10, and Luke 20. Wisse stated that its text is very strange.[5]


Probably it was written in Italy, by Honoratus (?).[4] The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scholz (1794–1852).[8] C. R. Gregory saw it in 1886.[4]

The manuscript is currently housed at the Vatican Library (Vat. gr. 1161) 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, Kurt; 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. ^ Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1861). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament (1 ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 172. 
  4. ^ a b c Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: Hinrichs. p. 183–184. 
  5. ^ 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. 59. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4. 
  6. ^ Minuscule 372 at the Encyclopedia of Textual Criticism
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose (1861). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament (1 ed.). London. p. 168. 

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