Lectionary 53

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New Testament manuscripts
Lectionary 53
Text Evangelistarion, Apostolos
Date 15th-century
Script Greek
Now at State Historical Museum
Size 21.8 cm by 14.4 cm

Lectionary 53, designated by siglum 53 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), is a Greek manuscript of the New Testament, on paper leaves. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 15th-century.[1]


The codex is an Euchologium with lessons from the New Testament lectionary (Apostoloevangelia), on 332 paper leaves (21.8 cm by 14.4 cm), with some lacunae.[1] The text is written in one column per page, in 24 lines per page, in Greek minuscule letters.[2]


The manuscript came from the monastery of Simenus on the Athos.[3] The manuscript was examined by Matthaei.[2]

The manuscript is sporadically cited in the critical editions of the Greek New Testament (UBS3).[4]

Currently the codex is located in the State Historical Museum, (V. 262, S. 280) in Moscow.[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 Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 392. 
  3. ^ Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament 1. London: George Bell & Sons. p. 331. 
  4. ^ 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), p. XXX.