Uncial 0249

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New Testament manuscripts
Uncial 0249
Text Matthew 25:1-9
Date 10th century
Script Greek
Now at Bodleian Library
Size 21 cm by 15 cm
Type mixed
Category III

Uncial 0249 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), is a Greek uncial manuscript of the New Testament. Paleographically it has been assigned to the 10th century.


The codex contains the text of the Gospel of Matthew 25:1-9, on 2 parchment leaves (21 cm by 15 cm), with some lacunae. Possibly it was written in two columns per page, 15 lines per page, in uncial letters.[1] Survived leaves are in a fragmentary condition.

It is a palimpsest, the upper text contains the text of Psalms with a commentary.

Currently it is dated by the INTF to the 10th century.[1][2]


Currently the codex is housed at the Bodleian Library (Auct. T. 4.21, ff. 326, 327) in Oxford.[1]


The Greek text of this codex is mixed with a strong element of the Byzantine text-type. Aland placed it in Category III.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d 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. 126. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 
  2. ^ "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 25 April 2011.