Lectionary 23

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Lectionary 23
New Testament manuscript
Text Evangelistarion
Date 11th-century
Script Greek
Now at British Library
Size 28.1 cm by 21.5 cm

Lectionary 23, designated by siglum 23 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering). It is a Greek manuscript of the New Testament, on vellum leaves. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 11th-century.[1]


The codex contains lessons from the Gospels of John, Matthew, Luke lectionary (Evangelistarium), with numerous lacunae. It is written in Greek minuscule letters, on 230 parchment leaves (28.1 cm by 21.5 cm), 2 columns per page, 16 lines per page.[1][2]


The codex was added to the list of the New Testament manuscripts by Wettstein.[3] It was merely described by Wettstein.[2]

The manuscript is not cited in the critical editions of the Greek New Testament (UBS3),[4] but it was used for the Editio Critica Maior.[5]

Formerly the manuscript was held in France.[6] Currently the codex is located in the British Library (Cotton. Vesp. B. 18) in London.[1]

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Notes and references[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. 220.
  2. ^ a b Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 389. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ 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, XXIX.
  5. ^ List of manuscripts chosen for the Editio Critica Maior of Acts INTF
  6. ^ F. H. A. Scrivener, "A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament" (London 1861), p. 213.