Lectionary 46

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New Testament manuscripts
Lectionary 46
Name Cod. Neapolitanus ex Vindob. 2
Text Evangelistarion
Date 9th-century
Script Greek
Now at Naples
Size 16.2 cm by 14.5 cm

Lectionary 46, designated by sigla 46 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), is a Greek manuscript of the New Testament, on purple parchment leaves. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 9th-century.[1] Formerly it was known as Codex Vindobonensis 2.


The codex contains 19 lessons from the Gospels (Evangelistarium), on 182 purple parchment leaves (16.2 cm by 14.5 cm). The lessons of the codex were red from πασχα to εις μετανοιαν.[1] The text is written in one column per page, in 9 lines per page, 7-11 letters per line, in Greek uncial letters, in gold and silver ink. The letters are high.[2]

There is also a Latin version.[3]


Formerly the manuscript belonged to the monastery B. Joh. de Carbonaria in Naples. Between 1714 and 1733 it was presented by monks to Caesar Karl VI, in that time king of Naples.[2] It was examined by Bianchini, Treschow, Alter.[2] Alter used it in his edition of the Greek text of the New Testament.[4]

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

Formerly the manuscript was held at Vienna (kais. suppl. gr. 12).[2] Currently the codex is located in the Biblioteca Nazionale Vittorio Emanuele III, (Cod. Neapol. ex Vind. 2) in Naples.[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 c d 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" (London 1861), p. 214.
  4. ^ F. K. Alter, Novum Testamentum Graecum, ad Codicem Vindobonensem Graece expressum: Varietam Lectionis addidit Franciscus Carolus Alter, Vienna, 1787, vol. 2, pp. 1069-1078.
  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.

Further reading[edit]

  • K. Weitzmann, Ein kaiserliches Lektionar einer byzantinischen Hofschule (Vienna/Wiesbaden, 1959), pp. 309-320.