Lectionary 8

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New Testament manuscripts
Lectionary 8
Text Evangelistarion †
Date 14th-century
Script Greek
Now at Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Size 34 cm by 28 cm

Lectionary 8, designated by sigla 8 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering). It is a Greek manuscript of the New Testament, on vellum leaves. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 14th-century.[1]


The codex contains lessons from the Gospels: John, Matthew, and Luke. It is a lectionary (Evangelistarium). It is written in Greek minuscule letters, on 309 parchment leaves (34 cm by 28 cm), 2 columns per page, 28 lines per page.[1] It has not music notes. It uses "ι subscriptum".[2]


The manuscript was written by Cosmas, a monk.[2][3]

The manuscript once belonged to Colbert, along with lectionaries 7, 9, 10, 11, 12.[3] It was examined by Wettstein, and Scholz, and Paulin Martin.[4] It was added to the list of the New Testament manuscripts by Wettstein.[5] Gregory saw the manuscript in 1885.[2]

The manuscript is not cited in the critical editions of the Greek New Testament of UBS (UBS3).[6]

The codex now is located in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (Gr. 312) at Paris.[1][7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c K. Aland, M. Welte, B. Köster, K. Junack, Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments, (Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter, 1994), p. 219.
  2. ^ a b c Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 388. 
  3. ^ a b F. H. A. Scrivener, "A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament" (George Bell & Sons: London 1894), vol. 1, p. 328.
  4. ^ Jean-Pierre-Paul Martin, Description technique des manuscrits grecs, relatif au N. T., conservé dans les bibliothèques des Paris (Paris 1883), p. 139
  5. ^ Aland, Kurt; Aland, Barbara (1995). The Text of the New Testament: An Introduction to the Critical Editions and to the Theory and Practice of Modern Textual Criticism. Erroll F. Rhodes (trans.). Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. p. 72. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 
  6. ^ 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. XXIX.
  7. ^ "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 27 August 2011.