Lectionary 85

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New Testament manuscripts
Lectionary 85
Text OT and NT lectionary
Date 12th/13th-century
Script Greek
Now at Bibliothèque nationale de France
Size 29.8 cm by 22.8 cm

Lectionary 85, designated by siglum 85 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), is a Greek manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment leaves. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 12th or 13th-century.[1]


The codex contains Lessons from the New Testament lectionary (Evangelistarium) with some lacunae. It is written in Greek minuscule letters, on 248 parchment leaves (29.8 cm by 22.8 cm). The writing stands in 2 columns per page, 48-55 lines per page.[2] It contains Menaion, with lessons 7 September – 27 January. Some of leaves are in disorder.[2] It has also lessons from the Old Testament.[3]


Scholz examined partially some of its passages.[2] It was examined and described by Paulin Martin.[4] C. R. Gregory saw it in 1885.[2]

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

Currently the codex is located in the Bibliothèque nationale de France (Suppl. Gr. 33) in Paris.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Aland, Kurt; M. Welte; B. Köster; K. Junack (1994). Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. p. 223. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  2. ^ a b c d Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 394-394. 
  3. ^ Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament 1 (4 ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 333. 
  4. ^ Jean-Pierre-Paul Martin, Description technique des manuscrits grecs, relatif au N. T., conservé dans les bibliothèques des Paris (Paris 1883), p. 157.
  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.