Lectionary 339

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Lectionary 339
New Testament manuscript
Text Evangelistarium †
Date 13th-century
Script Greek
Found 1872
Now at British Library
Size 28.2 cm by 20.9 cm
Type Byzantine text-type

Lectionary 339 (Gregory-Aland), designated by siglum 339 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering)[1] is a Greek manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 13th-century. The manuscript has not survived in complete condition.


The original codex contained lessons from the Gospel of John, Matthew and Luke (Evangelistarium) with lacunae[2] on 207 parchment leaves. The leaves are measured (28.2 cm by 20.9 cm).[3][4]

The text is written in Greek uncial letters, in two columns per page, 25 lines per page.[3][4] It is written in minuscule script.[3][4] The titles are written in gold, initial letters are written in gold and colours. It has music notes and pictures.[5]

The codex contains weekday Gospel lessons.[3][4]


Scrivener dated the manuscript to the 12th or 13th-century, Gregory dated it to the 13th or 14th-century.[5][2] It is presently assigned by the INTF to the 13th-century.[3][4]

In 1872 it was bought from Sotheby for the British Museum.[2]

The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scrivener (59e)[5] and Gregory (number 339e).[2] Gregory saw it in 1883.[2]

Currently the codex is housed at the British Library (Egerton 2163) in the London.[3][4]

The fragment is not cited in critical editions of the Greek New Testament (UBS4,[6] NA27[7]).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 133. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs’sche Buchhandlung. pp. 416–417. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Aland, Kurt; M. Welte; B. Köster; K. Junack (1994). Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. p. 239. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 9 October 2013. 
  5. ^ 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. 332. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ 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. 


External links[edit]

  • "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 30 March 2014.