Uncial 0279

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Uncial 0279
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospel of Luke 8:32-44; 22:3.15-16
Date 8th/9th century
Script Greek
Found 1975
Now at Saint Catherine's Monastery
Size 31 x 24 cm
Type ?
Category ?

Uncial 0279 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), is a Greek uncial manuscript of the New Testament. Paleographically it has been assigned to the eighth or ninth centuries.


The codex contains a small parts of the Gospel of Luke 8:32-44; 22:3.15-16, on 2 parchment leaves (31 cm x 24 cm). They are in a fragmentary condition. The text is written in two columns per page, 25 lines per page, in uncial letters. It is a palimpsest, the upper text was written in Greek, in uncial letters, and contains liturgical texts.[1]

Currently it is dated by the INTF to the 8th or 9th centuries.[1][2]


Uncial 0279 is one of the manuscripts discovered in Saint Catherine's Monastery in Sinai in May 1975, during restoration work.[3] Currently the codex is housed at the Saint Catherine's Monastery (N.E. ΜΓ 15).[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c K. Aland, M. Welte, B. Köster, K. Junack, “Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments”, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, New York 1994, p. 42.
  2. ^ "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Together with other uncials: 12 leaves from Codex Sinaiticus, 0278, 0280, 0281, 0282, 0283, 0284, 0285, 0286, 0287, 0288, 0289, 0290, 0291, 0292, 0293, 0294, 0295, 0296.

Further reading[edit]

  • L. Politis, "Nouveaux manuscrits grecs decouverts au Mont Sinai. Raport préliminaire", Scriptorium 34 (1980), pp. 5-17.