Lectionary 219

Lectionary 219, designated by siglum 219 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering) is a Greek manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 11th century.[1][2] Scrivener labelled it by 243evl.[3]


The codex contains lessons from the Gospels of John, Matthew, Luke lectionary (Evangelistarium),[4] on 319 parchment leaves (27 cm by 21.5 cm), with only one lacuna (the first leaf with John 1:1-17 and nine leaves at the end).[3] Nine leaves at the end were supplemented by a later hand.[3]

The text is written in Greek minuscule letters, in two columns per page, 22 lines per page.[1][2] The headings in gold. According to Scrivener it is "a fine copy".[3] It contains musical notes.[4]

There are weekday Gospel lessons.[1]


Scrivener dated the manuscript to the 11th or 12th century, Gregory dated it to the 12th century.[3][4] It is presently assigned by the INTF to the 11th century.[1][2]

Of the history of the codex nothing is known until the year 1864, when it was in the possession of a dealer at Janina in Epeiros. It was then purchased from him by a representative of Baroness Burdett-Coutts (1814–1906), a philanthropist,[5] along with other Greek manuscripts.[4] They were transported to England in 1870-1871.[6] The manuscript was presented by Burdett-Coutts to Sir Roger Cholmely's School, and was housed at the Highgate (Burdett-Coutts II. 5), in London.[4]

The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scrivener (number 243) and Gregory (number 218). Gregory saw it in 1883.[4]

The manuscript is sporadically cited in the critical editions of the Greek New Testament (UBS3).[7]

Currently the owner of the codex is unknown. The last place if its housing was Sotheby's.[1][2]

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