Lectionary 147

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Lectionary 147
New Testament manuscript
Text Apostolos
Date 12th century
Script Greek
Now at Bibliothèque nationale de France
Size 31.5 by 21.5 cm
Type Byzantine / Alexandrian

Lectionary 147, designated by siglum 147 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering) is a Greek manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment leaves. Paleographically it has been assigned to the 12th century.[1]


The codex contains Lessons from Gospels and Acts of the Apostles lectionary (Apostolos),[2] on 274 parchment leaves (31.5 cm by 21.5 cm). The text is written in Greek minuscule letters, in one column per page, 21-23 lines per page.[1] It is ill written, with a Latin version over some portions of the text.[3]

In Acts 5:28 it reads παραγγελια, along with manuscripts: \mathfrak{P}74, א*, A, B, ar, d, gig, vg, copsa; majority reads ου παραγγελια (אc, Dgr, E, P, (Ψ ουχι), 049, 056, 0142, 88, 104, 181, 326, 330, 436, 451, 614, 629, 630, 945, 1241, 1505, 1739, 1877, 2127, 2412, 2492, 2495, Byz, Lect, e, h, p, syrp, h, copsa, arm, eth).

In Acts 12:25 it reads απο Ιερουσαλημ (from Jerusalem) – D, Ψ, 181, 436, 614, 2412, 809, 1021, 1141, 1364, 1439, ar, d, gig, vg, Chrysostom; majority reads εις Ιερουσαλημ (to Jerusalem).[4]

In Acts 15:7 it reads εν υμιν εξελεξατο ο θεος along with \mathfrak{P}74, א, A, B, C, 33, 81, 88, 181, 436, 630, 945, 1739, ar, arm, geo;[5]


The manuscript was written by Theophylact, a monk.[2] It once belonged to Colbert.[3] The manuscript was examined by Paulin Martin.[6] Formerly it was designated by 25a,[2] in 1908 Gregory gave for it number 147,[7] that number formerly belonged to Latin manuscript. Gregory saw it in 1885.[2]

The manuscript is cited in the critical editions of the Greek New Testament (UBS3,[8] UBS4[9]).

Currently the codex is located in the Bibliothèque nationale de France (Gr. 319), at Paris.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 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. 227. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  2. ^ a b c d Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig. p. 466. 
  3. ^ a b Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament, Vol. 1 (4th ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 369. 
  4. ^ UBS3, p. 464.
  5. ^ UBS3, p. 474.
  6. ^ Jean-Pierre-Paul Martin, Description technique des manuscrits grecs, relatif au N. T., conservé dans les bibliothèques des Paris (Paris 1883), p. 172.
  7. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 127. 
  8. ^ The Greek New Testament, ed. K. Aland, A. Black, C. M. Martini, B. M. Metzger, and A. Wikgren, in cooperation with INTF, United Bible Societies, 3rd edition, (Stuttgart 1983), p. XXVIII.
  9. ^ The Greek New Testament, ed. B. Aland, K. Aland, J. Karavidopoulos, C. M. Martini, and B. M. Metzger, in cooperation with INTF, United Bible Societies, 4th revised edition, (United Bible Societies, Stuttgart 2001), p. 21. ISBN 978-3-438-05110-3