Minuscule 407

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Minuscule 407
New Testament manuscript
Text Luke 5:30-John 9:2
Date 12th century
Script Greek
Now at Biblioteca Marciana
Size 15 cm by 13 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V
Note marginalia

Minuscule 407 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 320 (in Soden's numbering),[1][2] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Paleographically it has been assigned to the 12th century.[3] It contains marginalia.


The codex contains the text of the Gospel of Luke 5:30-Gospel of John 9:2 on 87 parchment leaves (15 cm by 13 cm). The text is written in one column per page, in 21 lines per page.[3]

The text is divided according to the κεφαλαια (chapters), whose numbers are given at the margin, with their τιτλοι (titles) at the top of the pages. There is also a division according to the Ammonian Sections, but references to the Eusebian Canons are absent.[4]

It contains tables of the κεφαλαια (tables of contents) before each Gospel, a few lectionary markings in some places at the margin, subscriptions at the end of Luke, numbers of stichoi, numbers of Verses, and pictures.[4]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Hermann von Soden classified it to the textual family Kx.[5] Aland placed it in Category V.[6]

According to the Claremont Profile Method it represents Kx in Luke 10 and Luke 20. In Luke 1 its text is defective.[5]

The Pericope Adulterae (John 7:53-8:11) is marked with an obelus.[4]


Wiedmann and J. G. J. Braun collated portions of the manuscript for Scholz (1794-1852).[7] The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scholz.[8] C. R. Gregory saw the manuscript in 1886.[4]

The manuscript is currently housed at the Biblioteca Marciana (Gr. I. 12) in Venice.[3]

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  1. ^ Hermann von Soden, Die Schriften des neuen Testaments, in ihrer ältesten erreichbaren Textgestalt / hergestellt auf Grund ihrer Textgeschichte (Berlin 1902), vol. 1, p. 175
  2. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 63. 
  3. ^ 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. 71. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  4. ^ a b c d Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: Hinrichs. p. 187. 
  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. 60. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4. 
  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. 139. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 
  7. ^ 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. 236. 
  8. ^ Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament. 1. London. p. 225. 

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