Lectionary 78

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Lectionary 78
New Testament manuscript
Text Evangelistarion
Date 12th-century
Script Greek
Now at Bibliothèque nationale de France
Size 25.5 cm by 19.1 cm

Lectionary 78, designated by siglum 78 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), is a Greek manuscript of the New Testament, on vellum leaves. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 12th-century.[1]


The codex contains Lessons from the Gospels of John, Matthew, Luke lectionary (Evangelistarium) with some lacunae. It is written in Greek minuscule letters, on only one parchment leaf (25.5 cm by 19.1 cm), in 2 columns per page, 28 lines per page. It contains musical notes.[2] It was supplied in the 14th century on paper leaves.[3]


The manuscript was partially examined by Scholz and Paulin Martin.[4] C. R. Gregory saw it in 1885.[2]

The manuscript is not cited in the critical editions of the Greek New Testament (UBS3).[5]

Currently the codex is located in the Bibliothèque nationale de France (Gr. 298) in Paris.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Aland, K.; M. Welte; B. Köster; K. Junack (1994). Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments. Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter. p. 223. ISBN 3-11-011986-2. 
  2. ^ a b Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 394. 
  3. ^ Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament. 1 (4 ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 333. 
  4. ^ Jean-Pierre-Paul Martin, Description technique des manuscrits grecs, relatif au N. T., conservé dans les bibliothèques des Paris (Paris 1883), p. 154
  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.