Lectionary 305

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New Testament manuscripts
Lectionary 305
Text Evangelistarium †
Date 12th century
Script Greek
Found 1876
Now at Cambridge University Library
Size 25.5 cm by 20.8 cm
Type Byzantine text-type

Lectionary 305 (Gregory-Aland), designated by siglum 305 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering) is a Greek manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 12th century. The manuscript is lacunose.


The original codex contained lessons from the Gospels (Evangelistarium), on 171 parchment leaves, with some lacunae. The leaves are measured (25.5 cm by 20.8 cm).[1] It begins in Matthew 7:10.[2]

The text is written in Greek minuscule letters, in one column per page, 18 lines per page. The manuscript contains Gospel lessons for selected days only.[3][4]

The initial letters in red.[2]


Gregory dated the manuscript to the 12th century.[1] It is presently assigned by the INTF to the 12th century.[3][4]

F. S. Ellis bought it 1870.[1]

The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scrivener[2] (291e) and Caspar René Gregory (number 305e).[1] It was examined by Hort. Gregory saw it in 1883.[1]

Currently the codex is housed at the Cambridge University Library (Add. Mss. 679.2) in the Cambridge.[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 c 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. 348. 
  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