Codex Sangallensis 18

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Uncial 0130
New Testament manuscript
Codex Sangallensis 18 (146).jpg
Name Sangallensis 18
Text Mark 1-2 †; Luke 1-2 †
Date 9th-century
Script Greek
Now at Abbey library of Saint Gall
Size 29.5 cm by 21.3 cm
Type mixed
Category III, influenced by V
Note palimpsest

Uncial 0130 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 80 (Soden), is a Greek uncial manuscript of the New Testament, dated palaeographically to the 9th-century. Formerly it was labelled by Wc.[1]


The codex contains a small part of the Mark 1:31-2:16; Luke 1:20-31.64-79; 2:24-48, on 7 parchment leaves (29.5 cm by 21.3 cm). It is written in two columns per page, 22 lines per page,[2] in large uncial letters. The writing is similar to Codex Sangallensis 48 but bigger. It has diacritic marks and accents.[3]

It is a palimpsest, the upper text has Latin Vulgate.[2] The leaves were washed to make a palimpsest, and the writing erased in parts by a knife.[1]

The Greek text of this codex is a representative of the mixed text-type, with a strong element of the Byzantine text-type. Hermann von Soden classified it to the textual family I'.[4] Aland placed it in Category III.[2]

According to the Claremont Profile Method it has mixed text in Luke 1. In Luke 10 and Luke 20 the manuscript is defective.[4]


It is dated by the INTF to the 9th-century.[5]

The manuscript was examined by Tischendorf.[3]

Four leaves of the codex are housed at the Abbey library of Saint Gall (18, fol. 143-146; 45, fol. 1-2) in St. Gallen, and three leaves in Zürich (Zentralbibliothek, C 57, fol. 5, 74, 93, 135).[2]

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  1. ^ a b Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament. 1 (4 ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 151. 
  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. 122. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 
  3. ^ a b Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: Hinrichs. p. 77. 
  4. ^ a b Wisse, Frederik (1982). The profile method for the classification and evaluation of manuscript evidence, as Applied to the Continuous Greek Text of the Gospel of Luke. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. p. 52. ISBN 0-8028-1918-4. 
  5. ^ "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 21 April 2011. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Constantin von Tischendorf, Monumenta sacra et profana III (1860), pp. 291–298.
  • Hermann von Soden, "Die Schriften des Neuen Testaments, in ihrer ältesten erreichbaren Textgestalt hergestellt auf Grund ihrer Textgeschichte," Verlag von Arthur Glaue, Berlin 1902-1910, pp. 78–79.
  • Alban Dodd, Neue Palimpsest-Bruchstücke der griechischen Bibel; Zwei bekannte neugelesene Palimpsest-Bruchstücke einre St Galler Evangelienhandschrift, BZ 18 (1929), pp. 241–270.

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