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Lectionary 1599 was made in the 800s or 900s, and its text is written in two columns per page measuring approximately 29 x 22 cm. It has endured significant damage, but plenty of pages have survived which contain text from the Gospels. Its text, like most lectionaries, is essentially Byzantine. A few textual features may be mentioned:
Image 122: Luke 22:4 includes και γραμματευσιν, similar to the reading in C, N, P, 157, 700.
Image 190: Mark 15:28 is not in the text.
Image 228: In Matthew 27:55, εκει appears after γυναικες.
Images 134, 135, & 136: John 13:3-17 follows the end of Matthew 28, and is followed by text from Matthew 26:21. (This liturgical arrangement for Maundy Thursday explains why, in GA 225, John 13:3-17 is found after after Matthew 26:20.)
Image 242 – In John 21:1, the incipit-phrase (used to begin the reading, in the lower right-hand column 0f text) includes αὐτοῦ ἐγέρθεις ἐκ νεκρῶν, a reading also found in Γ (036) f13 1241 and 1424.
Image 248 – In Luke 10:8-10, near the end of the first column of text, the scribe made a parableptic error when his line of sight drifted from εἰσέρχησθε καὶ in 10:8 to καὶ μὴ δέχωνται in 10:10. Also, in Luke 10:11, the text of l1599 includes (“from your feet”).
Image 261 – In a list of feast-days in October, the saints honored on Oct. 7 are listed as Sergius and Bacchus. The saint honored on October 8 is listed as Saint Pelagia. This implies that John 8:3-11 was initially included in the lectionary, before it was damaged. This arrangement also explains why the story of the adulteress is found in family 13 in Luke 21, shortly after where the reading for Saints Sergius and Bacchus (Luke 21:12-19) is located. This kind of textual transplant was simply for the convenience of the lector.