Minuscule 383

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Minuscule 383
New Testament manuscript
TextActs, Catholic epistles, Paul
Date13th century
Now atBodleian Library
Size18 cm by 13 cm
TypeWestern, Alexandrian

Minuscule 383 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), α 353 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Paleographically it has been assigned to the 13th century.[2] [3] Formerly it was labelled by 58a and 224p.[3]


The codex contains the text of the Acts, Catholic epistles, and Pauline epistles on 181 parchment leaves (18 cm by 13 cm) with lacunae (Hebrews 13:7-25).[4] The text is written in one column per page, in 24-28 lines per page.[2][5]

Folio 182, bound with the codex, contains the text of lectionary 922.[2]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Western text-type in Acts of the Apostles.[6] In rest of books it represents the Alexandrian text-type.

Kurt Aland did not place it in any Category.[7]


The manuscript was examined by Wettstein, Gaisford, Scholz, and Pott. Codex 58a of Wettstein is the same as 22a.[4] C. R. Gregory saw it in 1883.[3]

The manuscript was added to the list of the New Testament manuscripts by Scholz (1794-1852).[8]

Formerly it was labelled by 58a and 224p.[3] In 1908 Gregory gave the number 383 to it.[1]

The manuscript is currently housed at the Bodleian Library (E. D. Clarke 9, fol. 1-181) in Oxford.[2][5]

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 d 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. ^ a b c d Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 268.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ a b "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved April 21, 2013.
  6. ^ David Alan Black, New Testament Textual Criticism, Baker Books, 2006, p. 65.
  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 (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament. 1. London: George Bell & Sons. p. 322.

Further reading[edit]

  • August Pott, Der abendländische Text der Apostelgeschichte und die Wir-Quelle, Leipzig 1900, p. 78-88.
  • A. V. Valentine-Richards, The Text of Acts in Codex 614 (Tisch 137) and its Allies (Cambridge, 1934).

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