Codex Macedoniensis

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Uncial 034
New Testament manuscript
Folio 1 recto
Folio 1 recto
Date9th century
Now atCambridge University Library
Size18 cm by 13 cm
TypeByzantine text-type

Codex Macedoniensis or Macedonianus designated by Y or 034 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 073 (von Soden),[1][2] is a Greek uncial manuscript of the Gospels, dated palaeographically to the 9th century. The manuscript is lacunose.[3]


The codex contains 309 parchment leaves (18 cm by 13 cm). The text is written in one column per page, and 16 lines per column.[3]

The codex contains almost complete text of the four Gospels with six lacunae (Matthew 1:1-9:11; 10:35-11:4; Luke 1:26-36; 15:25-16:5; 23:22-34; John 20:27-21:17).[1]

The texts of Matthew 16:2b–3 (Signs of the Times) and Pericope Adulterae (John 7:53-8:11) are omitted.[4]

The Greek text of this codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland placed it in Category V.[3]


The manuscript was inadequately cited by Constantin von Tischendorf. The codex was acquired by Braithwaite, who described it in Expository Times in 1901.[5] Gregory extracts from the collation of Braithwaite. According to von Soden, the manuscripts belongs to Ik-text. Kirsopp Lake found that this manuscript shares traits with Family Π.[6]

According to Metzger this manuscript "deserves to be studied more thoroughly than has hithero been the case".[7]

The codex is located in the Cambridge University Library (additional manuscripts 6594).[3][8]

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  1. ^ a b Hermann von Soden, Die Schriften des neuen Testaments, in ihrer ältesten erreichbaren Textgestalt / hergestellt auf Grund ihrer Textgeschichte (Berlin 1902), vol. 1, p. 132
  2. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 36.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ C. R. Gregory (1909). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 3. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs’sche Buchhandlung. p. 1027.
  5. ^ Frederick Kenyon (1912). Handbook to the textual criticism of the New Testament. p. 116.
  6. ^ K. Lake, Family Π and the Codex Alexandrinus. The Text According to Mark (London 1936), p. 57.
  7. ^ Bruce M. Metzger, Chapters in the History of New Testament Textual Criticism, Wm. B. Eerdmans, Grand Rapids 1963, p. 38.
  8. ^ "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 16 March 2013.

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