Codex Tischendorfianus II

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For the similarly named manuscript, see Codex Tischendorfianus III and Codex Tischendorfianus IV.
Uncial 081
New Testament manuscript
Name Tischendorfianus II
Text 2 Cor 1:20-2:12
Date 6th century
Script Greek
Found 1859, Tischendorf
Now at Russian National Library
Size 28 x 23 cm
Type Alexandrian text-type
Category II
Hand elegantly written

Codex Tischendorfianus II – designated by Uncial 081 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering) α 1023 (Soden),[1] – is a Greek uncial manuscript of the New Testament, dated paleographically to the 6th century.


The codex contains a small part of the Second Epistle to the Corinthians 1:20-2:12 on 2 parchment leaves (28 centimetres (11 in) by 23 centimetres (9.1 in)). The text is written in two columns per page, 18 lines per page,[2] in a large uncial letters.[3] It is elegantly written, without breathings and accents.[4] It uses diaeresis (Ϊ and Ϋ).[3]

This manuscript was a part the same codex to which Uncial 0285 belonged.

The Greek text of this codex was influenced by the Alexandrian text-type with some alien readings. Aland placed it in Category II.[2]

In 2 Corinthians 2:2 it contains reading και τις εστιν (as א2 D F G Ψ) for και τις (as א* A B C 81).[5]


Currently it is dated by the INTF to the 6th century.[2][6]

Tischendorf brought this codex from the East to Petersburg in 1859.[3] Tischendorf briefly described it in Notitia editionis codicis Bibliorum Sinaitici (Leipzig, 1860).[7] It was examined by Eduard de Muralt.[8] It was examined by Kurt Treu and Pasquale Orsini.

The codex now is located at the Russian National Library (Gr. 9) in Saint Petersburg.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 39. 
  2. ^ a b c d Aland, Kurt; Aland, Barbara; Rhodes, Errol F. (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. 120. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 
  3. ^ a b c C. R. Gregory, "Textkritik des Neuen Testaments", Leipzig 1900, vol. 1, p. 118
  4. ^ F. H. A. Scrivener, A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament (London 1894), vol. 1, p. 184
  5. ^ NA26, p. 474
  6. ^ "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 21 April 2011. 
  7. ^ C. von Tischendorf, Notitia editionis codicis Bibliorum Sinaitici (Leipzig 1860), p. 50.
  8. ^ E. de Muralt, Catalogue des manuscrits grecs de la Bibliothèque Impériale publique (Petersburg 1864)

Further reading[edit]

  • C. von Tischendorf, Notitia editionis codicis Bibliorum Sinaitici (Leipzig 1860), p. 50.
  • Kurt Treu, Die Griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testaments in der USSR; eine systematische Auswertung des Texthandschriften in Leningrad, Moskau, Kiev, Odessa, Tbilisi und Erevan, T & U 91 (Berlin: 1966), pp. 24–25.