Lectionary 4

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Lectionary 4
New Testament manuscript
Text Evangelistarion †
Date 11th-century
Script Greek
Now at Cambridge University Library
Size 27.9 cm by 22.3 cm

Lectionary 4, designated by siglum 4 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), is a Greek manuscript of the New Testament, on vellum leaves.[1] Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 11th-century.


The codex contains Lessons from the Gospels John, Matthew, and Luke lectionary (Evangelistarium). The text is written in Greek minuscule letters, on 199 parchment leaves (27.9 cm by 22.3 cm), 2 columns per page, 24-25 lines per page. It contains musical notes.[2]

It contains synaxaria and Menologion.[3] The pericope John 8:1-12 (not 8:3-11) is included.[2]

The manuscript was examined by John Mill.[3] It was added to the list of the New Testament manuscripts by Wettstein.[4]

The manuscript is sporadically cited in the critical editions of the Greek New Testament of UBS (UBS3).[5]

The codex now is located in the Cambridge University Library (Dd. 8.49) at Cambridge.[1][6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b K. Aland, M. Welte, B. Köster, K. Junack, Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments, (Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter, 1994), p. 219.
  2. ^ a b Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs’sche Buchhandlung. p. 387. 
  3. ^ a b F. H. A. Scrivener, "A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament" (George Bell & Sons: London 1861), p. 212.
  4. ^ Aland, Kurt; Aland, Barbara (1995). The Text of the New Testament: An Introduction to the Critical Editions and to the Theory and Practice of Modern Textual Criticism. Erroll F. Rhodes (trans.). Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. p. 72. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 
  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), p. XXIX.
  6. ^ "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 27 August 2011.