Lectionary 304

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Lectionary 304
New Testament manuscript
Text Evangelistarium †
Date 14th century
Script Greek
Found 1876
Now at Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Size 24.5 cm by 16.9 cm
Type Byzantine text-type

Lectionary 304 (Gregory-Aland), designated by siglum 304 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering) is a Greek manuscript of the New Testament, on paper. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 14th century. The manuscript is lacunose.


The original codex contained lessons from the Gospel of John, Matthew, and Luke (Evangelistarium), on 219 paper leaves, with lacunae in the beginning, the end, and in 26 places inside. The leaves are measured (24.5 cm by 16.9 cm).[1] It is difficult to determine number of quires.[2]

The text is written in Greek minuscule letters, in one column per page, 24-25 lines per page. The manuscript contains weekday Gospel lessons.[3][4]


Gregory dated the manuscript to the 14th or 15th century.[1] It has been assigned by the INTF to the 14th century.[3][4]

It used to be held in the Church of Prodromus, then in the Church of the Birth of God. It was found in 1876 in ruins of the monastery in Cyprus. A. E. Bate bought it 1878 in the village Kikos (?).[1]

The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scrivener[5] (492e) and Caspar René Gregory (number 304e).[1] It was examined by Dean Burgon. Gregory saw it in 1883.[1] The manuscript was purchased by L. Franklin Gruber (1870–1941). It was digitised by the CSNTM in 2010.[2]

Currently the codex is housed at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (Gruber Ms. 111) in the Chicago.[3][4]

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs’sche Buchhandlung. p. 413. 
  2. ^ a b CSNTM description
  3. ^ a b c 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. 
  4. ^ a b c Handschriftenliste at the INTF
  5. ^ 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. 


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