Uncial 0196

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Uncial 0196
New Testament manuscript
Text Matthew 5:1-11; Luke 24:26-33
Date 9th century
Script Greek
Found Hatch, 1929
Now at National Museum of Damascus
Size 18.5 x 14 cm
Type unknown
Category none

Uncial 0196 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), is a Greek uncial manuscript of the New Testament, dated paleographically to the 9th century.


The codex contains small parts of Matthew 5:1-11 and Luke 24:26-33, on two parchment leaves (18.5 cm by 14 cm), and is written in one column per page, 19 lines per page, in uncial letters. It is a palimpsest, the lower text is in Syriac, written in estrangela.[1]

The textual character of this codex is unknown. Kurt Aland the Greek text of the codex did not place in any Category.[1]


According to Hatch the manuscript was written by Egyptian or Palestinian hand.

It is dated by the Institute for New Testament Textual Research to the 9th century.[1][2]

The manuscript was discovered in 1929 by Hatch.[3] Ernst von Dobschütz designated it by 0196.

The codex used to be housed at the National Museum of Damascus.[1] The manuscript is not accessible.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e 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. 124. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 
  2. ^ "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Hatch, W. H. P. (1930). "An Uncial Fragment of the Gospels". Harvard Theological Review. 23: 149–152. doi:10.1017/s0017816000002728. JSTOR 1507640. 

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