Uncial 0220

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Uncial 0220
New Testament manuscript
Uncial 0220 Rom-4.23-5.3.jpg
TextRomans 4:23-5:3; 5:8-13
Datec. 300
FoundCairo, (purchase) Leland
Now atMuseum of the Bible
CiteW.H.P. Hatch, A Recently Discovered Fragment of the Epistle to the Romans, HTR 45 (1952): 81-85.
Size1 leaf; 12 x 15 cm; 14 lines/page
Handreformed documentary
Noteone deviation from Vaticanus in Rom. 5:1

Uncial 0220 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), also known as the Wyman fragment[1], is a leaf of a third-century Greek codex containing The Epistle to the Romans.


Uncial 0220 measures 12 by 15 cm. There are 14 lines to a page. The recto (4:23-5:3) is legible, but little can be made out on the verso (5:8-12). The scribe wrote in a reformed documentary hand.

The Alands describes the text-type as "strict".

Uncial 0220 is an important early witness to the Alexandrian text-type, agreeing with Vaticanus everywhere except Rom. 5:1.[1] (See Below) It is classed as a "consistently cited witness of the first order" in the Novum Testamentum Graece.[2] NA27 considers it even more highly than other witnesses of this type. It provides an exclamation mark (!) for "papyri and uncial manuscripts of particular significance because of their age."[3]

The manuscript has evidence of the following nomina sacra: ΚΝ, ΙΥ, ΙΝ, ΧΥ, ΘΥ.

Rom. 5:1:[2]

εχομεν: א1 B2 F G P Ψ 0220vid. 104. 365. 1241. 1505. 1506. 1739c. 1881. 2464. l 846 pm vgmss

εχωμεν: א* A B* C D K L 33. 81. 630. 1175. 1739* pm lat bo; McionT


Currently it is dated by the INTF to the 3rd Century.[4]

It was purchased at Cairo in 1950 by Leland C. Wyman,[5] a professor of biology at Boston University. Later part of it was bought by Martin Schøyen and now part of it is housed in the Martin Schøyen Collection in Oslo, and part in London. In 2012 this text was purchased at a Sotheby's auction by the Green Collection.[6] It will be on the display at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C.[2]

The text was published by William Hatch in the Harvard Theological Review in 1952.

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Other early uncials
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  1. ^ Philip W Comfort and David P Barrett, The Text of the Earliest New Testament Greek Manuscripts, (Wheaton, Illinois: Tyndale House Publishers Incorporated, 2001), 696-697.
  2. ^ a b Eberhard Nestle, Erwin Nestle, Barbara Aland and Kurt Aland (eds), Novum Testamentum Graece, 27th edition, (Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 2001), 60.
  3. ^ NA27:58.
  4. ^ "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 23 April 2011.
  5. ^ Bruce M. Metzger, Bart D. Ehrman, The Text of the New Testament: Its Transmission, Corruption, and Restoration, Osford 2005, p. 86.

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