Lectionary 212

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Lectionary 212
New Testament manuscript
Text Evangelistarium †
Date 11th century
Script Greek
Now at Bodleian Library
Size 28.4 cm by 21.7 cm

Lectionary 212, designated by siglum 212 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering) is a Greek manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 11th century.[1][2] Scrivener labelled it by 219evl.[3] The manuscript is lacunose.


The codex contains lessons from the Gospels of John, Matthew, Luke lectionary (Evangelistarium), on 248 parchment leaves (28.4 cm by 21.7 cm), with one lacuna (9th leaf).[3][4] The text is written in Greek minuscule letters, in 20 quires, in two columns per page, 20 lines per page.[1][2] It contains musical notes.[3][4] The manuscript is ornamented and rubricated.[3]

There are daily lessons from Easter to Pentecost.[1]


The manuscript was written in Constantinople.[4]

Scrivener dated the manuscript to the 13th or 14th century, Gregory dated it to the 12th or 13th century.[3][4] It has been assigned by the Institute for New Testament Textual Research to the 11th century.[1][2]

The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scrivener (number 219) and Gregory (number 212). Gregory saw it in 1883.[4]

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

Che codex is located in the Bodleian Library (Wake 19) at Oxford.[1][2]

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Aland, Kurt; M. Welte; B. Köster; K. Junack (1994). Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. p. 231. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  2. ^ a b c d Handschriftenliste at the INTF
  3. ^ a b c d e 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. 342. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig. p. 405. 
  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.


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