Lectionary 281

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Lectionary 281
New Testament manuscript
Text Evangelistarium
Date 14th century
Script Greek
Now at University of Bologna
Size 34.5 cm by 24.5 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Note illuminated

Lectionary 281, designated by siglum 281 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering) is a Greek manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 14th century.[1][2] Scrivener labelled it as 160e.[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 236 parchment leaves (34.5 cm by 24.5 cm), in two columns per page, 27 (and more) lines per page.[1][4] The manuscript contains weekday Gospel lessons.[1]

It contains the text of the Pericope Adulterae (John 8:3-11).[4]


Scrivener and Gregory dated the manuscript to the 14th century.[3][4] It has been assigned by the Institute for New Testament Textual Research to the 14th century.[1][2]

The manuscript was written one Anthimus.[3]

The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scrivener (number 160e) and Gregory (number 281e). 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 University of Bologna (3638) in Bologna.[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 c 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. 338. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs’sche Buchhandlung. p. 411. 
  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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