Lectionary 50

Lectionary 50, designated by siglum 50 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), is a Greek manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment leaves. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 11th century.[1]

Lectionary 50
New Testament manuscript
Now atState Historical Museum
Size37 cm by 27 cm


The codex contains lessons from the Gospels of John, Matthew, Luke lectionary (Evangelistarium), on 231 parchment leaves (37 cm by 27 cm), with some lacunae at the beginning. It is written in two columns per page, in 17 and more lines per page, in Greek uncial letters.[1] Full of itacismus, it contains musical notes.[2]

According to Scrivener it is a very valuable copy.[3]


The manuscript was examined by Matthaei and dated by him to the 14th century.[3] Currently the codex is located in the State Historical Museum (V. 10, S. 226) in Moscow.[1]

The manuscript is not cited in the critical editions of the Greek New Testament (UBS3).[4]

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Notes and referencesEdit

  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. 221. ISBN 3-11-011986-2.
  2. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. Vol. 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs. p. 392.
  3. ^ a b F. H. A. Scrivener, "A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament" (George Bell & Sons: London 1861), p. 214.
  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), pp. XXVIII, XXX.