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Muratorian Fragment
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(Canon Muratori), discovered by Ludovico Antonio Muratori in a Milan codex miscellany (c. 8th cent.); a fragment, published in 1740, of an early list of New Testament books with commentary, the text of which was complemented by four fragments of 11th–12th century codices from Montecassino (but no early Christian citations). As liturgical readings the following are recommended: the four Gospels (in the order Matthew, Mark, Luke, John; (text for Matthew and the beginning of Mark not…

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Frenschkowski, Marco, “Muratorian Fragment”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 02 August 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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