Lectionary 213

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New Testament manuscripts
Lectionary 213
Text Evangelistarium
Date 13th century
Script Greek
Now at Bodleian Library
Size 30.5 cm by 24 cm
Note elegant copy

Lectionary 213, designated by siglum 213 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering) is a Greek manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 13th century.[1][2] Scrivener labelled it by 220evl.[3] The manuscript has complex context.


The codex contains lessons from the Gospels of John, Matthew, Luke lectionary (Evangelistarium), on 256 parchment leaves (30.5 cm by 24 cm).[3][4] The text is written in Greek minuscule letters, in 25 quires, in two columns per page, 25 lines per page.[1][2] It contains musical notes and Menologion.[3][4] The last page contains the text of Mark 16:9-20. According to Scrivener it is an elegant copy.[3]

There are weekday Gospel lessons.[1]


The manuscript was written in Constantinople.[4]

Scrivener dated the manuscript to the 11th century, Gregory dated it to the 13th century.[3][4] It is presently assigned by the INTF to the 13th century.[1][2]

The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scrivener (number 220) and Gregory (number 213). Gregory saw it in 1883.[4]

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

Currently the codex is located in the Bodleian Library (Wake 23) at Oxford.[1][2]

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  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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