Lectionary 42

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Lectionary 42
New Testament manuscript
Text Evangelistarion
Date 10th-century
Script Greek
Now at Escorial
Size 24.5 cm by 17.5 cm

Lectionary 42, designated by siglum 42 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering). It is a Greek manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment leaves. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 10th-century.[1]


The codex contains lessons from the Gospels of John, Matthew, Luke lectionary (Evangelistarium), with lacunae at the beginning, on 224 parchment leaves (24.5 cm by 17.5 cm). The text is written in one column per page, in 20 lines per page, in Greek uncial letters.[1][2] Two hands appear. The earlier leaning a little to the right.[3]


Formerly the manuscript belonged to Hurtado de Mendoza. It was examined by Moldenhawer, the chief librarian at the Royal Danish Library in Copenhagen 1788-1823, Emmanuel Miller,[4] and Wilhelm Regel, Professor in Petersburg.[2]

Currently the codex is located in the Escorial (X. III. 13) in San Lorenzo de El Escorial.[1]

The manuscript is not cited in the critical editions of the Greek New Testament (UBS3).[5]

One leaf of the codex with Luke 8:20-1.26-34 is housed in the Royal Danish Library in Copenhagen.[6]

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 221. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  2. ^ a b Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 391. 
  3. ^ F. H. A. Scrivener, "A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament" (George Bell & Sons: London 1894), Vol. 1, p. 330.
  4. ^ Emmanuel Miller, Catalogue des manuscrits grecs de la bibliothèque de l'Escurial (Paris 1848), p. 399.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Evangelical Criticism