Codex Dublinensis

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Uncial 035
New Testament manuscript
Matthew 20:33-34
Matthew 20:33-34
TextGospel of Matthew
Date6th century
FoundBarrett 1787
Now atTrinity College Library, Dublin
Size27 cm by 20 cm
TypeAlexandrian text-type

Codex Dublinensis designated by Z or 035 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 26 (von Soden), is a Greek uncial manuscript of the Gospels, dated palaeographically to the 6th century.[1] The manuscript is lacunose.[2]


The codex contains a portions of the text of Gospel of Matthew, on 32 parchment leaves (27 cm by 20 cm), with numerous lacunae. The text is written in one column per page, 21 lines per column, in 27 letters in line.[2]

The uncial letters are large, broad, attractive, and very precise.[3] The letters are larger than in codices Alexandrinus and Vaticanus, but smaller than in Codex Petropolitanus Purpureus.[4]

It is a palimpsest. The upper text is a patristic written in a minuscule hand, John Chrysostom contributing has the largest share. The codex contains the Ammonian Sections, but there is no the Eusebian Canons.[5] No breathings or accents. The Old Testament quotations are indicated by >. Letter μ is very peculiar, it looks like inverted Π.

Itacistic errors are present, e.g. αι with ε confused, and ι with ει.[4]


Page of the codex

Matthew 1:17-2:6, 2:13-20, 4:4-13, 5:45-6:15, 7:16-8:6, 10:40-11:18, 12:43-13:11, 13:57-14:19, 15:13-23, 17:9-17, 17:26-18:6, 19:4-12, 21-28, 20:7-21:8, 21:23-30, 22:16-25, 22:37-23:3, 23:15-23, 24:15-25, 25:1-11, 26:21-29, 62-71.[6]


The Greek text of this codex is a representative of the Alexandrian text-type, with many alien readings. The Alexandrian text is familiar to the Codex Sinaiticus.[3] Aland placed it in Category III.[2]

In the Lord's Prayer it does not contain doxology: οτι σου εστιν η βασιλεια και η δυναμις και η δοξα εις τους αιωνας (Matthew 6:13) as in codices א B D 0170 f1.[7]

In Matthew 20:23 it does not contain και το βαπτισμα ο εγω βαπτιζομαι βαπτισθησεσθε (and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with), as in codices Sinaiticus, B, D, L, Θ, 085, f1, f13, it, syrs, c, copsa.[8]


The codex was discovered by John Barrett in 1787, under some cursive writing. Barrett published its text in 1801, but with errors. The codex was exposed to chemicals by Tregelles, and was deciphered by him in 1853.[9] Tregelles added about 200 letters to the text of Barrett.

The codex is located now in the Trinity College Library (K 3.4) in Dublin.[2][10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Andrews, Edward D.; Wilkins, Don (2017-05-04). THE TEXT OF THE NEW TESTAMENT: The Science and Art of Textual Criticism. Christian Publishing House. p. 304. ISBN 978-1-945757-44-0.
  2. ^ a b c d Aland, Kurt; Aland, Barbara (1995). The Text of the New Testament: An Introduction to the Critical Editions and to the Theory and Practice of Modern Textual Criticism. Erroll F. Rhodes (trans.). Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. p. 118. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1.
  3. ^ a b Bruce M. Metzger & Bart D. Ehrman, The Text of the New Testament: Its Transmission, Corruption and Restoration, Oxford University Press, 2005, p. 81.
  4. ^ a b Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testamentes. 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs’sche Buchhandlung. pp. 83–85.
  5. ^ Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament. 1 (4 ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. pp. 153–155.
  6. ^ Kurt Aland, Synopsis Quattuor Evangeliorum. Locis parallelis evangeliorum apocryphorum et patrum adhibitis edidit, Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, Stuttgart 1996, p. XXIV.
  7. ^ UBS3, p. 13.
  8. ^ NA26, 56.
  9. ^ S. P. Tregelles, An Account of the Printed Text of the Greek New Testament, London 1854, pp. 166-169.
  10. ^ "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 16 March 2013.

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