Lectionary 129

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Lectionary 129
New Testament manuscript
Text Evangelistarion
Date 12th century
Script Greek
Now at Vatican Library
Size 26.1 cm by 21.9 cm

Lectionary 129, designated by siglum 129 (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.[1]


The codex contains lessons from the Gospels of John, Matthew, Luke lectionary (Evangelistarium) with some lacunae at the end. The codex contains 339 parchment leaves (26.1 cm by 21.9 cm). The text is written in Greek minuscule letters, in two columns per page, 24 lines per page.[1] The lacuna at the end was supplied by 15th century hand on paper (71 leaves).[2]

It has an unusual text.[3]


According to Scrivener folios 1-40 have been written in France, folios 41-220 by another hand.[3] The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scholz.[4] It was examined by Scholz, Stevenson, and Gregory.[2]

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

Currently the codex is located in the Vatican Library (Vat. gr. 2133) in Rome.[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. 226. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  2. ^ a b Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig. p. 398. 
  3. ^ a b Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament, Vol. 1 (4th ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 335. 
  4. ^ Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament, Vol. 1. London. p. 331. 
  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.


  • J. M. A. Scholz, Biblisch-kritische Reise in Frankreich, der Schweiz, Italien, Palästine und im Archipel in den Jahren 1818, 1819, 1820, 1821: Nebst einer Geschichte des Textes des Neuen Testaments, p. 104 f.
  • Henry Stevenson, Codd. mss. Gr. reginae Svecorum et Pii pp. II bibliothecae Vaticanae, Rome 1888, p. 159.