Minuscule 386

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Minuscule 386
New Testament manuscript
Text New Testament
Date 14th century
Script Greek
Now at Vatican Library
Size 29 cm by 21 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V
Note member of Kr

Minuscule 386 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), δ 401 (Soden),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Paleographically it has been assigned to the 14th century.[2] It has complex context and some marginalia.


The codex contains the text of the New Testament on 393 parchment leaves (29 cm by 21 cm). It is written in one column per page, in 24 lines per page.[2]

It contains the Eusebian Canon tables, lists of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) before each sacred book, τιτλοι (titles of chapters) at the top of the pages, lectionary markings at the margin, αναγνωσεις (lessons), subscriptions at the end of each sacred book, numbers of στιχοι, Synaxarion, Menologion, and Euthalian Apparatus to Catholic and Pauline epistles.[3]

The order of books: Gospels, Acts, Catholic epistles, Pauline epistles, and Book of Revelation. The text of the Pericope Adulterae (John 7:53-8:11) is marked by an obelus.[3]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Hermann von Soden classified it to the textual family Kr.[4] Aland placed it in Category V.[5] According to the Claremont Profile Method it represents the textual family Kr in Luke 1 and Luke 20. It belongs to the textual cluster 167. In Luke 10 no profile was made.[4]


Formerly the manuscript, together with 388, 389, and 390 belonged to Giovanni Angelo Herzog von Altaemps († 1627).[3]

The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scholz (1794-1852).[6] It was examined and described by Giuseppe Cozza-Luzi.[7] C. R. Gregory saw it in 1886.[3]

It was examined by Ernesto Feron and Fabiano Battaglini (like minuscule 878 and 880).[8]

The manuscript is currently housed at the Vatican Library (Ottob. gr. 66) in Rome.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 62. 
  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. 70. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  3. ^ a b c d Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: Hinrichs. pp. 185–186. 
  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. pp. 59, 92. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ 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. 225. 
  7. ^ Cozza-Luzi, Giuseppe (1893). Codices manuscripti graeci ottoboniani Bibliothecae Vaticanae descripti praeside Alphonso cardinali Capecelatro archiepiscopo Capuano. London: Ex Typographeo Vaticano. p. 43. 
  8. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: Hinrichs. p. 229. 

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

  • "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 5 April 2013.