|Lectionary ℓ 59|
|Now at||State Historical Museum|
|Size||32 cm by 23.8 cm|
Lectionary 59, designated by siglum ℓ 59 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), is a Greek manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment leaves. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 12th-century. Formerly it was labelled as Apost. 13.
The codex contains lessons from the Acts of the Apostles and Epistles. It is a lectionary (Apostolos). It is written in Greek minuscule letters, on 311 parchment leaves (32 cm by 23.8 cm). Written in two columns per page, in 23 lines per page.
It contains verse of Acts 8:37.
The manuscript once belonged to the Iviron monastery at Athos. It was renovated by Joakim, a monk, in A. D. 1525. It was brought to Moscow in 1655. The manuscript was examined by Matthaei, cited by Tregelles as Frag. Mosq.
The manuscript is cited in the critical editions of the Greek New Testament (UBS3).
- Aland, Kurt; M. Welte, B. Köster, K. Junack (1994). Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. p. 222. ISBN 3-11-011986-2.
- Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1861). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament 1 (4 ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 368.
- Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 465.
- UBS3, p. 448
- 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. XXVIII.
- C. F. Matthaei, Novum Testamentum Graece et Latine (Riga, 1782-1788).