Huntington MS 20

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Huntington 20, is a Bohairic-Greek, uncial manuscript of the New Testament, on paper. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 13th century.[1]


It contains the text of the four Gospels on 333 paper leaves (24.2 by 17.3). The text is written in 1 column per page, 24 lines per page.[1] It contains numerals of the κεφαλαια at the margin (in Coptic and Greek), the Ammonian Sections, the Eusebian Canons, and illuminations. The manuscript omits the additions in Matthew 17:11; Luke 22:43.44 (the agony); John 5:3.4 (the descent of the angel); Pericope Adultera (7:53-8:11), but contains those of Matthew 23:13 (after verse 14); Luke 23:17.34.[2][3]

The manuscript was examined by Lightfoot and Headlam.[1] Horner used it in his edition of the Bohairic New Testament.[4]

Currently it is housed at the Bodleian Library (Huntington 20) in Oxford.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Gregory, Caspar René (1902). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 2. Leipzig. p. 538. 
  2. ^ Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament. 2. London: George Bell & Sons. p. 112. 
  3. ^ Constantin von Tischendorf, Novum Testamentum Graece Editio Octava Critica Maior, vol. III, p. 849.
  4. ^ George Horner, The Coptic Version of the New Testament in the Northern Dialect, otherwise called Memphitic and Bohairic, 4 vols. (1898-1905; repr. Osnabrück, 1969).

Further reading[edit]

  • A. C. Headlam, Novum Testamentum