Lectionary 43

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New Testament manuscripts
Lectionary 43
Text Evangelistarion
Date 13th-century
Script Greek
Now at Escorial
Size 23.8 cm by 20 cm

Lectionary 43, designated by siglum 43 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering). It is a Greek manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment leaves. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 13th-century.[1]


The codex contains lessons from the Gospels of John, Matthew, Luke lectionary (Evangelistarium), on 313 parchment leaves (23.8 cm by 20 cm), with lacuna at the beginning. The leaves are arranged in quarto (four leaves in quire).[2] The text is written in two columns per page, 25 lines per page. in Greek uncial letters.[1][3]

According to Scrivener it is written in large cursive letters.[4]


The manuscript was examined by Moldenhauer[3] and Emmanuel Miller.[2]

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

Currently the codex is located in the Escorial (X. III. 16) in San Lorenzo de El Escorial.[1]

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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 Emmanuel Miller, Catalogue des manuscrits grecs de la bibliothèque de l'Escurial (Paris 1848), p. 399.
  3. ^ a b Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 391. 
  4. ^ F. H. A. Scrivener, "A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament" (London 1861), p. 214.
  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.