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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Zacynthian Manuscript

(designated as Z) is a palimpsest uncial fragment in the library of the British and Foreign Bible Society in London, which, under an evangelistary, written on coarse vellum in or about the 13th century, contains large portions of Luke's gospel down to 11:33, in full, well-formed characters, but surrounded by, and often interwoven with, large extracts from the Lectors, in a hand which cannot be earlier than the 8th century. It was obtained from Zante in 1821. The entire volume must have originally been a large folio (14 inches by 11), of which eighty-six leaves and three half- leaves survivne. The readings are very valuable. They were communicated to dean Alford for the fourth edition of his New Test. by Dr. Tregelles, who has since (1861) collated and published it in full. See Scrivener, Introd. to the New Test. page 126; Christian Remembrancer, January 1862; Journ. of Sac. Lit. January 1862, page 495. (See MANUSCRIPT).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Zacynthian Manuscript'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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