Lectionary 297

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Lectionary 297
New Testament manuscript
Lectionary 297 f.58r.JPG
Text Evangelistarium †
Date 13th century
Script Greek
Now at Houghton Library
Size 27 cm by 20 cm
Type Byzantine text-type

Lectionary 297 (Gregory-Aland), designated by siglum 297 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering) is a Greek manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 13th century.The manuscript is lacunose.


The original codex contained lessons from the Gospel of John, Matthew, and Luke (Evangelistarium),[1] on 230 parchment leaves, with some lacunae. The leaves are measured (27 cm by 20 cm).[2][3] It contains Menologion on folios 171-320, accompanied by Apostolarion (lessons from Book of Acts and Epistles).[4]

The text is written in Greek minuscule letters, in two columns per page, 23 lines per page.[2] It contains breathings and accents. The ink is brown. There are a few headpieces and decorated initial letters.[5]

The manuscript contains weekday Gospel lessons for Church reading from Easter to Pentecost and Saturday/Sunday Gospel lessons for the other weeks.[2]


Gregory dated the manuscript to the 12th century.[1] It is presently assigned by the INTF to the 13th century.[2][3]

Edward Everett, an American educator (who later gained fame as a politician, diplomat, and orator), bought the manuscript in 1819, during his first visit in Greece,[1] along with six other Greek manuscripts. Everett used every opportunity of searching for Greek manuscripts. He brought the manuscript to America.[6][7]

The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Caspar René Gregory (number 297e). Scrivener catalogued this manuscript as 484e on his list.[4] The manuscript was examined by Edward A. Guy, who designated it by siglum 2h (Lectionary 296 received siglum 1h, Lectionary 298 – 3h). Gregory saw the manuscript in 1878.[1] It was examined and described by Herman C. Hoskier.[7]

The manuscript is not cited in the critical editions of the Greek New Testament (UBS3).[8]

Currently the codex is housed at the Houghton Library (fMS Gr 7 vol.1) in the Harvard University.[2][3]

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  1. ^ a b c d Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs’sche Buchhandlung. p. 412. 
  2. ^ 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. 237. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  3. ^ a b c "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 16 November 2010. 
  4. ^ 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. 357. 
  5. ^ "Lectionary of the Gospels in Greek : manuscript (ca. 1050-ca. 1100)". Harvard University Library. Retrieved 22 December 2010. 
  6. ^ Quincy, Josiah (1840). The history of Harvard university, Volume 2. J. Owen. p. 587. Retrieved 22 December 2010. 
  7. ^ a b Herman C. Hoskier, A Full Account and Collation of the Greek Cursive Codex Evangelium 604, London, 1890, Appendix H.
  8. ^ 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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