Lectionary 193

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Lectionary 193
New Testament manuscript
Text Evangelistarion †
Date 14th century
Script Greek
Now at British Library
Size 25.2 cm by 17.5 cm
Hand bold

Lectionary 193, designated by siglum 193 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering) is a Greek manuscript of the New Testament, on paper. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 14th century.[1][2] Scrivener labelled it by 266evl.[3]


The codex contains Lessons from the Gospels of John, Matthew, Luke lectionary (Evangelistarium), on 281 paper leaves (25.2 cm by 17.5 cm), with some lacunae.[1][2][3][4]

The text is written in Greek minuscule letters, in one column per page, 23-24 lines per page.[1][2][4] It is written in bold hand and very peculiar style.[3]

There are daily lessons from Easter to Pentecost.[3]


Usually it is dated to the 14th century.[1][2] It is dated by the colophon to the year 1335. The manuscript was written in the monastery of George.[4]

G. Alefson bought the manuscript in Cyprus in 1851, Boone re-bought it for the British Museum in 1854.[3][4]

The manuscript was examined by Bloomfield. It was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scrivener (number 266). Gregory saw it in 1883.[4]

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

Currently the codex is located in the British Library (Add. 19993) at London.[1][2]

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Aland, Kurt; M. Welte; B. Köster; K. Junack (1994). Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. p. 230. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  2. ^ a b c d e INTF
  3. ^ a b c d e 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. 346. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig. p. 403. 
  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.


  • S. T. Bloomfield, Pal. soc., 12, 206.
  • A. Turyn, Dated Greek Manuscripts of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries in the Libraries of Great Britain, Dumbarton Oaks Series XVII, (Washington, D. C., 1980), 67, p. 99.

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