Minuscule 445

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Minuscule 445
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospels
Date 1506
Script Greek
Now at British Library
Size 20.9 cm by 15 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V
Note marginalia

Minuscule 445 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 603 (in the Soden numbering),[1] is a Greek minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, on paper. It is dated by a colophon to the year 1506.[2] It has marginalia.


The codex contains a complete text of the four Gospels on 194 paper leaves (20.9 cm by 15 cm). It is written in one column per page, in 24 lines per page.[2]

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 smaller Ammonian Sections (in Mark 241, 16:20). It has no references to the Eusebian Canons (written below Ammonian Section numbers).[3]

It contains lectionary markings at the margin and incipits.[4]


The Greek text of the codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland placed it in Category V.[5] It was not examined by Claremont Profile Method.[6]

The text of the Matthew 16:2b–3 and Pericope Adulterae (John 7:53-8:11) are omitted.[3]


According to the colophon the manuscript was written in 1506, by hand Antonii eparchi. It once belonged to the Jesuit's Colleague, in Augen, on the Garonne.[3] It was sold to Edward Harley on 28 July 1725. After his death it was bought for British Museum in 1753.[7]

The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scholz (1794-1852).[8] Scholz examined only Mark 5. C. R. Gregory saw it in 1883.[3]

It is currently housed at the British Library (Harley 5736) in London.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 64. 
  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. 73. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  3. ^ a b c d Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 190. 
  4. ^ Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894 (2005 reprint)). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament. 1 (4 ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 239.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  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. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ Harleian 5736 at the British Library
  8. ^ Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose (2005) [1894]. A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament. 1. London. p. 225. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Henri Omont, Notes sur les manuscrits grecs du British Museum, Bibliothèque de l'École des Chartes, 45 (1884), 314-50, 584 (p. 335).
  • Summary Catalogue of Greek Manuscripts (London: British Library, 1999- ), I, pp. 184–5 [with further bibliography].

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