|Lectionary ℓ 261|
|Now at||Bibliothèque nationale de France|
|Size||33.1 cm by 27.5 cm|
Lectionary 261, designated by siglum ℓ 261 (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 as 158e, Gregory by 158e. The manuscript has complex contents.
The text is written in Greek large minuscule letters, on 207 parchment leaves (33.1 cm by 27.5 cm), in two columns per page, 24 lines per page. The initial letters are rubricated, it contains musical notes (in red) and pictures. The manuscript is beautifully illuminated.
The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scrivener (number 158e) and Gregory (number 261e). Gregory saw the manuscript in 1884.
The manuscript is not cited in the critical editions of the Greek New Testament (UBS3).
See also 
Notes and references 
- Aland, K.; M. Welte, B. Köster, K. Junack (1994). Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. p. 234. 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. 338.
- Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig. p. 409.
- 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.