Lectionary 227

Lectionary 227, designated by siglum 227 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering) is a Greek manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 14th century.[1][2] Scrivener labelled it by 250evl.[3] Many leaves of the manuscript were lost, some leave have survived in a fragmentary condition.[4]


The codex contains lessons from the Gospels of John, Matthew, Luke lectionary (Evangelistarium),[5] on 85 parchment leaves (23.5 cm by 18.5 cm), with numerous lacunae. The text is written in Greek minuscule letters, in one column per page, 25 lines per page.[1][2] It contains several images (folios 16a, 29a, 34a, 35b, 53a, 76a, and 78a).[4]

There are daily lessons from Easter to Pentecost.[1]

In Luke 2:43 it has non-Byzantine reading.[4]


Scrivener dated the manuscript to the 13th century,[3] Gregory dated it to the 14th century. It is presently assigned by the INTF to the 14th century.[1][2]

Of the early 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,[6] along with other Greek manuscripts.[5] They were transported to England in 1870-1871.[7] The manuscript was presented by Burdett-Coutts to Sir Roger Cholmely's School, and was housed at the Highgate (Burdett-Coutts III. 52), in London.[5]

The manuscript was added to the list of New Testament manuscripts by Scrivener (number 250) and Gregory (number 227). Gregory saw it in 1883.[5] In 1922 it was acquired for the University of Michigan. The manuscript was described by K. W. Clark.[8]

The manuscript was digitalized by the CSNTM in 2008.[9]

The manuscript is not cited in the critical editions of the Greek New Testament (UBS3).[10]

Currently the codex is housed at the University of Michigan (Ms. 32) in Ann Arbor.[1][2]

See also

Bible portal

Notes and references


  • Kenneth W. Clark, A Descriptive Catalogue of Greek New Testament Manuscripts in America (Chicago, 1937), pp. 309-310.

External links

  • Images of Lectionary 227 at the CSNTM

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