Lectionary 20

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Lectionary 20
New Testament manuscript
Text Evangelistarion
Date 1047
Script Greek
Now at Bodleian Library
Size 29.5 cm by 24 cm
Note neumes

Lectionary 20, designated by siglum 20 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), is a Greek manuscript of the New Testament, on vellum leaves. It is dated by a colophon to the year 1047.[1]

Description

The codex contains lessons from the Gospels of John, Matthew, Luke lectionary (Evangelistarium), with lacunae. The text is written in Greek minuscule letters, on 177 parchment leaves (29.5 cm by 24 cm), 2 columns per page, 22 lines per page.[2] It is ornamented manuscript, it contains red musical notes – neumes.[3]

In Matthew 4:23 it contains textual variant ἐν ὅλη τῇ Γαλιλαίᾳ (in whole Galilee) along with Codex Vaticanus, Codex Bobiensis, syrc and copsa.[4]

History

The codex was written by Onesimus, in April 1047.[3] In 1633 it was purchased by William Laud, and became part of his collection.[2] It was known as Laudianus 4.

It was added to the list of the New Testament manuscripts by Johann Jakob Wettstein.[5][6] It was slightly examined by John Mill (as Laud. 4) and Griesbach.[2]

Kirsopp and Silva Lake published its facsimile.[7]

The manuscript is sporadically cited in the critical editions of the Greek New Testament (UBS3).[8]

Currently the codex is located in the Bodleian Library (Laud. Gr. 34) in Oxford.[1]

See also

Notes and references

  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. 220.
  2. ^ a b c Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 389. 
  3. ^ a b F. H. A. Scrivener, "A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament" (George Bell & Sons: London 1894), vol. 1, p. 329.
  4. ^ 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. p. 11.
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ Wettstein, J. J. (1751). Novum Testamentum Graecum editionis receptae cum lectionibus variantibus codicum manuscripts. Amsterdam: Ex Officina Dommeriana. p. 65. 
  7. ^ J.K. Elliott, A Bibliography of Greek New Testament Manuscripts, Cambridge University Press, 1989, p. 176.
  8. ^ 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.

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