Lectionary 26

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New Testament manuscripts
Lectionary 26
Text Evangelistarion
Date 13th-century
Script Greek
Now at Bodleian Library
Size 21 cm by 15 cm

Lectionary 26, designated by siglum 26 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering). It is a Greek manuscript of the New Testament, on vellum leaves. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 13th-century.[1]


The codex contains lessons from the Gospels of John, Matthew, Luke lectionary (Evangelistarium), with lacunae. It is written in Greek minuscule letters, on 180 parchment leaves (21 cm by 15 cm), 1 column per page, 16-28 lines per page.[1][2] It is a Palimpsest, the lower earlier text was written by uncial hand, it contains another lectionary ( 1954) and text of Mark 3:15-32; 5:16-31 from the 8th century, classified as Uncial 0134.[1] The earlier uncial text is difficult to read. The codex is in wretched condition.[3]


The text of lectionary was collated by Thomas Mangey (along with Lectionary 27).[3] The codex was merely examined by Griesbach (Symb. crit., 2,18-23). C. R. Gregory saw it in 1883.[2]

The manuscript is sporadically cited in the critical editions of the Greek New Testament (UBS3).[4]

Currently the codex is located in the Bodleian Library (Selden Supra 2) in Oxford.[1]

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d K. Aland, M. Welte, B. Köster, K. Junack, Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments, (Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter, 1994), p. 220.
  2. ^ a b Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 389. 
  3. ^ a b F. H. A. Scrivener, "A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament" (George Bell & Sons: London 1861), p. 213.
  4. ^ 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), p. XXIX.