Codex Seidelianus II

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Uncial 013
New Testament manuscript
Scrivenr's facsimile
Scrivenr's facsimile
NameSeidelianus II
Date9th century
Now atUniversity of Hamburg, and Trinity College, Cambridge
Size22 cm by 18 cm
TypeByzantine text-type

Codex Seidelianus II designated by He or 013 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 88 (von Soden), is a Greek uncial manuscript of the four Gospels, dated palaeographically to the 9th century.[1] The manuscript is lacunose.


The codex contains 194 parchment leaves (22 cm by 18 cm). The text is written in one column per page, and 23 lines per column. The codex contains the text of the four Gospels with major lacunae (Matt. 1:1-15:30, 25:33-26:3, Mark 1:32-2:4, 15:44-16:14, Luke 5:18-32, 6:8-22, 10:2-19, John 9:30-10:25, 18:2-18, 20:12-25).

The codex contains lists of the κεφαλαια (lists of contents), numbers of the κεφαλαια (chapters) at the margin, the τιτλοι (titles) at the top, the Ammonian Sections but not the Eusebian Canons.[2] It has breathings and accents.[2]


The Greek text of this codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland gave to it textual profile 1741 821/2 22 7s and placed it in Category V.[1] It belongs to the textual family E, but according to the Claremont Profile Method it represents the textual family Kx.[3]


The codex was brought from the East by Erasmus Seidel at the beginning of the 17th century, together with Codex Seidelianus I. Maturin Veyssière de La Croze bought it 1718, in the same time as Seidelianus I.[4]

Since 1838 the codex is located in Hamburg Universitätsbibliothek (Cod. 91). One leaf of the codex is housed at Trinity College, Cambridge (B XVII 20.21).[1][5]

It was examined by Petersen, Bentley, Tregelles, Tischendorf, and Gregory.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c 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. 110. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1.
  2. ^ a b c Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs’sche Buchhandlung. p. 51.
  3. ^ Frederik Wisse, The Profile Method for the Classification and Evaluation of Manuscript Evidence, as Applied to the Continuous Greek Text of the Gospel of Luke, William B. Eerdmans Publishing, (Grand Rapids, 1982), p. 52
  4. ^ C. v. Tischendorf, Novum Testamentum Graece. Editio Septima, Lipsiae 1859, p. CLVI.
  5. ^ "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 16 March 2013.

Further reading[edit]

  • Bruce M. Metzger, The Text of the New Testament: Its Transmission, Corruption and Restoration, 2005, Oxford University Press, p. 76.

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