Lectionary 311

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Lectionary 311
New Testament manuscript
Text Evangelistarium †
Date 12th century
Script Greek-Arabic
Found 1876
Now at Cambridge University Library
Size 14 cm by 21.5 cm
Type Byzantine text-type

Lectionary 311 (Gregory-Aland), designated by siglum 311 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering) is a bilingual GreekArabic manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 12th century. The manuscript has survived in a fragmentary condition.


The original codex contained lessons from the Gospels (Evangelistarium), on four fragment parchment leaves, with some lacunae. The original leaves were measured 14 cm by 21.5 cm (according to the reconstruction).[1] Only the upper part of the four leaves have survived, with the text of the Gospel of Luke 16:24-25. 28-30; 8:16-18. 21. 27. 29-30. 32-34. 38-39.[2]

The text is written in Greek minuscule letters, in two columns per page, 13 lines per page (according to the reconstruction).[3][4] The left column is written in Greek, the right column is written in Arabic.[1]

The codex contains fragments of lessons, which were red for fifth and sixth Sundays.[2]


Gregory and Scrivener dated the manuscript to the 12th century.[1] It has been assigned by the Institute for New Testament Textual Research to the 12th century.[3][4]

It once belonged to the Tischendorf's collection. It was bought from Tischendorf's family for the university in 1876.[1]

The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Frederick Henry Ambrose Scrivener (297e)[2] and Caspar René Gregory (number 311e).[1] It was examined by Fenton John Anthony Hort. Gregory saw it in 1883.[1]

The codex is housed at the Cambridge University Library (Add. Mss. 1879.13) in Cambridge.[3][4]

The fragment is not cited in critical editions of the Greek New Testament (UBS4,[5] NA28[6]).

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs’sche Buchhandlung. p. 414. 
  2. ^ a b c Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament. 1 (4th ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 349. 
  3. ^ 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. 238. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  4. ^ a b c "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  5. ^ Aland, B.; Aland, K.; J. Karavidopoulos, C. M. Martini, B. Metzger, A. Wikgren (1993). The Greek New Testament (4 ed.). Stuttgart: United Bible Societies. p. 21*. ISBN 978-3-438-05110-3. 
  6. ^ Nestle, Eberhard et Erwin (2001). Novum Testamentum Graece. communiter ediderunt: B. et K. Aland, J. Karavidopoulos, C. M. Martini, B. M. Metzger (27 ed.). Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft. p. 814. ISBN 978-3-438-05100-4.