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Lectionary 221

Lectionary 221, designated by siglum 221 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering) is a Greek manuscript of the New Testament, on paper. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 15th century.[1] Scrivener labelled it by 245evl.[2] The manuscript has complex context.


The codex contains lessons from the Gospels of John, Matthew, Luke lectionary (Evangelistarium),[3] on 156 glazed paper leaves (29 cm by 19.2 cm),[4] with only one lacuna (the first leaf with John 1:1-17 and nine leaves at the end). Nine leaves at the end were supplemented by a later hand.[2]

The text is written in Greek minuscule letters, in two columns per page, 28 lines per page.[4][1] The titles and capitals in red.[2] The Synaxarion is on a leaf of the binding.[2]

It contains the Pericope Adulterae.[3]

There are weekday Gospel lessons.[4]


Scrivener and Gregory dated the manuscript to the 13th century.[2][3] It is presently assigned by the INTF to the 15th century.[4][1]

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.[3] 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. 30), in London.[3]

The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scrivener (number 245) and Gregory (number 221). Gregory saw it in 1883.[3]

The manuscript was transferred to United States.

The manuscript is not cited in the critical editions of the Greek New Testament (UBS3).[7]

Actually the manuscript is housed at the Scriptorium (VK 1096), Orlando, Florida.[4][1]

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