|Lectionary ℓ 240|
folio 1 recto with text of John 1:1-6, decorated headpiece
|Now at||Glasgow University Library|
|Size||28 cm by 21 cm|
Lectionary 240, designated by siglum ℓ 240 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering) is a Greek manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 12th century. Scrivener labelled it by 231evl. The manuscript has complex context.
The text is written in Greek minuscule letters, on 251 parchment leaves (28 cm by 21 cm), in two columns per page, 22-25 lines per page. The headpieces are decorated with gold; the punctuation and accents added later in red. It uses breathings and accents, punctuation, interrogative sign (in red); ιt contains some notes made by several later hands.
- Textual variants
- Matthew 5:42 – δος ] διδου
- Matthew 5:44 – και προσευχεσθε υπερ των διωκοντων υμας ] ευλογειτε τους καταρομενους υμας καλως ποιειτε τοις μισουσιν υμας και προσευχεσθε υπερ των επηρεαζοντων υμας και διωκοντων υμας (TR reads: ευλογειτε τους καταρομενους υμας καλως ποιειτε τους μισουντας υμας και προσευχεσθε υπερ των επηρεαζοντων υμας και διωκοντων υμας)
- John 1:7 – πιστευσωσιν ] πιστευσωσι
- John 1:16 – οτι ] και
- John 1:18 – εωρακεν ] εωρακε
- John 1:18 – μονογενης θεος ] μονογενης υιος
- John 1:20 – εγω ουκ ειμι ] ουκ ειμι εγω
- John 1:21 – και λεγει ] λεγει
- John 1:25 – και ηρωτησαν αυτον ] και ηρωτησαν αυτων
- John 1:28 – βηθανια ] βηθανια (TR reads βηθαβαρα)
According to the inscriptions the manuscript once belonged to the Church of the Saint George, presented by one Nicetas, and afterwards it belonged to the Monastery of Prodromus. The manuscript once belonged to Caesar de Missy, chaplain to George III, in 1747 (along with the codices 560, 561, ℓ 162, ℓ 239, ℓ 241). Then it belonged to William Hunter. The Hunter's collection remained in London for several years after his death – for the use of his nephew, Matthew Baillie (1761-1823) – and finally came to the Glasgow University in 1807.
The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scrivener (number 231) and Gregory (number 240). Gregory saw it in 1883. The manuscript has been exhibited on the following occasion: "Treasures of Scottish Libraries", in National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1961.
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. 233. ISBN 3-11-011986-2.
- Handschriftenliste at the INTF
- 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.
- Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig. p. 407.
- Lectionary 240 (description) at the University of Glasgow
- Hunterian Collection at the University of Glasgow
- Lectionary 240 at the CSNTM
- 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.
- John Young & P. H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), pp. 324-325
- Ian C. Cunningham, Greek Manuscripts in Scotland: summary catalogue, with addendum (Edinburgh, 1982), no. 51
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