Lectionary 163

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New Testament manuscripts
Lectionary 163
Text Apostolarion
Date 14th century
Script Greek
Now at Biblioteca Vallicelliana
Size 23 by 16.1 cm

Lectionary 163, designated by siglum 163 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering) is a Greek manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment leaves. Paleographically it has been assigned to the 14th century.[1] Formerly it was labelled was Lectionary 46a.[2]


The codex contains weekday Apostolos lessons (Acts and Epistles) from Easter to Pentecost and Saturday/Sunday Gospel lessons for the other weeks lectionary (Apostolarion) with lacunae.[2] It is written in Greek minuscule letters, on 153 parchment leaves (23 by 16.1 cm), in one column per page, 27-28 lines per page.[1] It contains music notes.[3]


The manuscript was bought in 1606, Corneliani in Iapygia (as 103).[2][3]

The manuscript is not cited in the critical editions of the Greek New Testament (UBS3).[4]

Currently the codex is located in the Biblioteca Ambrosiana (C. 63 sup) at Milan.[1]

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Notes and references[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. 228. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  2. ^ a b c Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig. p. 467. 
  3. ^ a b Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament, Vol. 1 (4 ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 370. 
  4. ^ 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), pp. XXVIII, XXX.