Lectionary 250

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Lectionary 250
New Testament manuscript
Text Evangelistarium, Apostolarium
Date 10th century
Script Greek
Now at Russian National Library
Size 30.2 cm by 22.2 cm

Lectionary 250, designated by siglum 250 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering) is a Greek manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 10th century.


The codex contains lessons from the Gospels and Epistles lectionary (Evangelistarium, Apostolarium).[1]

The text is written in Greek uncial letters, on 198 parchment leaves (32.2 cm by 22.2 cm), in three columns per page, 27 lines.[2][3] It has breathing and accents, sign of interrogative; iota subscript, N ephelkystikon. The nomina sacra are written in an abbreviated way.[4]

The lessons of the codex were red from Easter to Pentecost. There are 12 lessons for Passion and 2-3 for Resurrection.[4]


It has been assigned by the INTF to the 10th century.[2][3] It was created in a large scriptorium in Constantinople.

The manuscript was donated to the Imperial Public Library in Petersburg in 1859 by A. Lobanov-Rostovsky.[5]

The manuscript was examined and described by Eduard de Muralt.[4]

The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Gregory (number 250).[1]

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

The codex is housed at the Russian National Library (Gr.55) in Saint Petersburg.[2][3]

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig. p. 408. 
  2. ^ 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. 233. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  3. ^ a b c Handschriftenliste at the INTF
  4. ^ a b c Eduard de Muralt, Catalogue des manuscrits grecs de la Bibliothèque Impériale publique (Petersburg 1864), p. 31 (as XIV)
  5. ^ Lectionary 250 at the Russian National Library
  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), pp. XXVIII, XXX.


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