Lectionary 172

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New Testament manuscripts
Lectionary 172
Text Apostolarion
Date 13th century
Script Greek
Found 1819 Edward Everett
Now at Harvard University
Size 29.5 by 23 cm

Lectionary 172, designated by siglum 172 (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.[1] Formerly it was labelled by 75a.[2]


The codex contains Lessons from the Acts and Epistles lectionary (Apostolarion). It is written in Greek minuscule letters, on 281 parchment leaves (29.5 cm by 23 cm), in two columns per page, 23 lines per page. It is ornamented, folio 202 mutilated. It contains Menologion. Possibly it was written by the same hand as 484, but more beautiful.[3]


The manuscript was bought in 1819 by Edward Everett from Constantinople to America, along with six other manuscripts (Lectionary 296, Lectionary 297, Lectionary 298). It was examined by Edward A. Guy and Gregory.[2] It was fully collated by Herman C. Hoskier.[4]

The manuscript is not cited in the critical editions of the Greek New Testament (UBS3).[5]

Currently the codex is located in the Harvard University (Ms. Gr. 7 (2)) at Cambridge, Massachusetts.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Aland, Kurt; M. Welte; B. Köster; K. Junack (1994). Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. p. 229. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  2. ^ a b Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig. p. 468. 
  3. ^ Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament 1 (4th ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 371. 
  4. ^ Herman C. Hoskier, A Full Account and Collation of the Greek Cursive Codex Evangelium 604, London, 1890.
  5. ^ 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.