Lectionary 59

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Lectionary 59
New Testament manuscript
Text Apostolos
Date 12th-century
Script Greek
Now at State Historical Museum
Size 32 cm by 23.8 cm

Lectionary 59, designated by siglum 59 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), is a Greek manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment leaves. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 12th-century.[1] Formerly it was labelled as Apost. 13.[2]


The codex contains lessons from the Acts of the Apostles and Epistles. It is a lectionary (Apostolos). It is written in Greek minuscule letters, on 311 parchment leaves (32 cm by 23.8 cm). Written in two columns per page, in 23 lines per page.[1][3]

It contains verse of Acts 8:37.[4]


The manuscript once belonged to the Iviron monastery at Athos. It was renovated by Joakim, a monk, in A. D. 1525.[3] It was brought to Moscow in 1655. The manuscript was examined by Matthaei, cited by Tregelles as Frag. Mosq.[2]

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

Currently the codex is located in the State Historical Museum, (V. 21, S. 4) in Moscow.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 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. 222. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  2. ^ a b Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1861). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament. 1 (4 ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 368. 
  3. ^ a b Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 465. 
  4. ^ UBS3, p. 448
  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. XXVIII.

Further reading[edit]

  • C. F. Matthaei, Novum Testamentum Graece et Latine (Riga, 1782-1788).