Lectionary 229

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New Testament manuscripts
Lectionary 229
Text Evangelistarium †
Date 13th century
Script Greek
Now at London
Size 26 cm by 19.4 cm

Lectionary 229, designated by siglum 229 (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 223evl.[3] The manuscript has complex context.


The codex contains lessons from the Gospels of John, Matthew, Luke lectionary (Evangelistarium),[4] on 177 parchment leaves (26 cm by 19.4 cm). The text is written in Greek minuscule letters, in two columns per page, 26 lines per page.[1][2] It contains musical notes.[4]

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

It contains the Pericope Adulterae (John 8:3-11) dedicated to Pelagia.[4]


Scrivener and Gregory dated the manuscript to the 13th century.[3][4] It has been assigned by the INTF to the 13th century.[1][2]

Of the early history of the codex nothing is known.

The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scrivener (number 223) and Gregory (number 229). Gregory saw it in 1883.[4] It was examined by S. T. Bloomfield.

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

It used to be held in Lambeth Palace. The codex is now housed at the Antiquariat Christi (1187) in London.[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. 232. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  2. ^ a b c d Handschriftenliste at the INTF
  3. ^ a b 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. 343. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig. p. 406. 
  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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