Uncial 0253

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Uncial 0253
New Testament manuscript
Text Luke 10:19-22
Date 6th century
Script Greek
Now at Qubbat al-Khazna
Size 31 x 25 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category V

Uncial 0253 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), is a Greek uncial manuscript of the New Testament. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 6th century.


The codex contains two small parts of the Gospel of Luke 10:19-22, on one parchment leaf (31 cm by 25 cm). The text is written in one column per page, 14 lines per page, in uncial letters.[1]

Currently it is dated by the INTF to the 6th century.[1][2]


Formerly the codex was held at the Qubbat al-Khazna in Damascus. The present location of the codex is unknown. Currently the manuscript is not accessible.[2]


The Greek text of this codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type. Aland placed it in Category V.[1]

See also[edit]


  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. 126. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 
  2. ^ a b "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Kurt Treu (1964). "Ein neues neutestamentliches Unzialfragment aus Damaskus ( = 0253)". ZNW (Berlin) 55: 274-277.