Lectionary 277

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Lectionary 277
New Testament manuscript
Text Evangelistarium
Date 15th century
Script Greek
Now at Biblioteca Marciana
Size 32 cm by 25.2 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Note illuminated

Lectionary 277, designated by siglum 277 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering) is a Greek manuscript of the New Testament, on paper. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 15th century.[1][2] Frederick Henry Ambrose Scrivener labelled it as 183e,[3]

The manuscript has complex contents.[1]


The codex contains lessons from the Gospel of John, Matthew, and Luke (Evangelistarium).[4]

The text is written in Greek minuscule letters, on 387 paper leaves (32 cm by 25.5 cm), in two columns per page, 19 lines per page.[1][4] The manuscript contains weekday Gospel lessons.[1]


According to the colophon the manuscript was written in 1459.[4] It has been assigned by the Institute for New Testament Textual Research to the 15th century.[1][2]

The name of the scribe was Sophronius at Ferrara. The manuscript came from Constantinople.[3]

The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scrivener (number 183e) and Gregory (number 276e). The manuscript was examined by Dean Burgon.[4] Gregory saw the manuscript in 1886.[4]

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

The codex is housed at the Biblioteca Marciana (Gr. I,55 (967)) in Venice.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f Aland, K.; M. Welte; B. Köster; K. Junack (1994). Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. p. 235. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  2. ^ a b c Handschriftenliste at the INTF
  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. 340. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig. p. 410. 
  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.


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