Trebizond Gospel, ℓ 243 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), is a Byzantine illuminated manuscript with the text of Gospel Lectionary, dating palaeographically to the 11th century with 15 parchment leaves (33 by 36.5 cm) from the 10th century or earlier.
|New Testament manuscript|
|Now at||Russian National Library|
|Size||33 by 36.5 cm|
The book was richly decorated with gold and jewels by the Trapezuntine Emperor Andronicus. In 1858, the Trebizond Gospel was presented by the Orthodox Metropolitan of Trebizond to the Emperor Alexander II of Russia, who donated it to the Russian National Library, where is held to the present day (Codex Gr. 21, 21a).
The manuscript is not cited in the critical editions of the Greek New Testament (UBS3), because of its small textual value.
- K. Aland, M. Welte, B. Köster, K. Junack, Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments, (Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter, 1994), p. 243.
- C. R. Gregory, "Textkritik des Neuen Testaments", Leipzig 1900, vol. 1, p. 408.
- Eduard de Muralt, Catalogue des manuscrits grecs de la Bibliothèque Impériale publique (Petersburg 1864), pp. 40-41.
- 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.
- Eduard de Muralt, Catalogue des manuscrits grecs de la Bibliothèque Impériale publique (Petersburg 1864), pp. 40–41.
- Likhachova V. D., Byzantine miniature, Moscow: Iskusstvo Art Publishers 1977, p. 14.
- Digitized copy at the Walters Art Museum
- Russian National Library
- Trebizond Gospel at the Russian National Library