|Lectionary ℓ 169|
|Found||Thomas Payne in 1738|
|Now at||British Library|
|Size||28 by 20.5 cm|
Lectionary 169, designated by siglum ℓ 169 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering) is a Greek manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment leaves. Paleographically it has been assigned to the 13th century. Formerly it was labelled as Lectionary 65a (Gregory) or as 52a by Scrivener.
The codex contains Lessons from the Acts and Epistles lectionary (Apostolarion), on 192 parchment leaves (28 cm by 20.5 cm), with lacunae at the end. The text is written in Greek minuscule letters, in two columns per page, 29 lines per page. It contains music notes.
The manuscript was brought by Thomas Payne, English Chaplain in Constantinople, to England in 1738 and was presented by him to Charles Herzog from Marlborough. Then it was held in Belsheim (3. C. 12). The manuscript was shown to Bentley.
The manuscript is not cited in the critical editions of the Greek New Testament (UBS3).
Notes and references
- 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.
- Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig. p. 468.
- Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament, Vol. 1. London: George Bell & Sons. p. 370.
- 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.
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