Luke 18:37-42a in codex (facsimile)
|Text||Luke and John|
|Now at||Vatican Library|
|Size||26 cm by 21 cm|
|Note||close to codex B|
Codex Borgianus, designated by T or 029 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 5 (von Soden), is a Greek and Sahidic uncial manuscript of the Gospels, dated palaeographically to the 5th century. Name of the codex came from its former owners.
The Greek text of the codex contains:
Luke 6:18-26; 18:2-9.10-16; 18:32-19:8; 21:33-22:3; 22:20-23:20; 24:25-27; 29-31; John 1:24-32; 3:10-17; 4:52-5:7; 6:28-67; 7:6-8:31.
The Sahidic text of the codex contains:
Luke 6:11-18; 17:29-18:9; 18:?-42; 21:25-32; 22:12-23:11; 24:18-19; 24:21-23; John 1:16-23; 3:2-10; 4:45-52; 6:21-58; 6:58-8:23.
The codex contains 17 parchment leaves (26 cm by 21 cm), with fragments of the Gospel of Luke 22-23 and Gospel of John 6-8. The manuscript is written in two columns per page, 26-33 lines per page, with the Greek and Sahidic on facing pages. Lines are very short, only 6, 7, 8, and 9 letters in lines. It is written in large letters compressed only on the edge. The letters are square. Tischendorf suggested the scribe was a Copt, because the letters often show Coptic forms. There is no notation of sections or other divisions. The shapes of alpha and iota are specially noticeable. It has not accents and breathings.
The Greek text of this codex is a secondary representative of the Alexandrian text-type (named also Egyptian text) with a mixture of the Byzantine readings. Kurt Aland placed it in Category II. The Alexandrian text of the Gospel of John stands in close relationship to the Codex Vaticanus, and P75.
It reads βηθαβαρα in John 1:28 and βηθσαιδα in John 5:2.
Fragments of the codex were discovered independently at separate times and were numbered 029, 0113, 0125, and 0139. Together they have 23 leaves. "It appears that the ignorant monk who brought it this manuscript with him from Egypt to Europe, was so unaware of its value, that he lost the greater part of the leaves".
Codex in membranis scriptus est, charactere inciali quadro, graeco textui adjecta est versio coptica. Vehementer sane dolendum, particulam tam exiguam eximini codicis servatam esse, ex quo, si integrum aetas tulisset, plurima ad textus emendationem peti potuissent.
Present location 
A few leaves from Uncial 070, formerly designated by Ta, were wrongly suggested by Tregelles as a part of the same codex to which Borgianus belonged.
See also 
- Aland, Kurt; Barbara Aland; Erroll F. Rhodes (trans.) (1995). The Text of the New Testament: An Introduction to the Critical Editions and to the Theory and Practice of Modern Textual Criticism. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. p. 113. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1.
- Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 1. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs’sche Buchhandlung. pp. 72–73.
- Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament 1 (4 ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 147.
- UBS3, p. 305
- UBS3, pp. 337, 356.
- Kurt Aland and Barbara Aland, The Text of the New Testament..., pp. 113, 160.
- Bruce M. Metzger, Bart D. Ehrman, The Text of the New Testament: Its Transmission, Corruption and Restoration, Oxford University Press, 2005, p. 80.
- S. P. Tregelles, "An Introduction to the Critical study and Knowledge of the Holy Scriptures", London 1856, p. 180
- A. A. Giorgi, Fragmentum evangelii S. Johannis Graecum Copto-Sahidicum, Rome 1789.
- A. Birch, Variae Lectiones ad Textum IV Evangeliorum, Haunie 1801, p. LVII
- "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
Further reading 
- E. Amélineau, Notice des manuscrits coptes de la Bibliothèque Nationale (Paris: 1985), pp. 372, 406-407. (Uncial 0125)
- P. J. Balestri, Sacrorum bibliorum fragmenta copto-sahidica Musei Borgiana, Novum Testamentum III (Rome, 1904), pp. 202–218, 234–260.
- Adolphe Hebbelynck, Les Manuscripts coptes-sahidiques du Monastère Blanc, Le Muséon 13 (1912), ss. 351-352. [LXX]
- Paul Canart, Note sur le manuscrit T ou 029 du Nouveau Testament, Biblica, Vol. 84 (2003), pp. 274–275.
- P. Franchi de'Cavalieri, Codices graeci Chisiani et Borgiani (Rome, 1927), pp. 161–162.
- C. R. Gregory, "Textkritik des Neuen Testaments", Leipzig 1900, vol. 1, pp. 69–70 (Uncial 0139), 72-72 (Uncial 029).
- "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 21 April 2011.
- Codex Borgianus T (029): at the Encyclopedia of Textual Criticism
- Uncial 029 at the Wieland Willker, "Textual Commentary"
- Uncial T/029 New York fragments full text of "New York Fragments" at the Wieland Willker, "Textual Commentary"