Uncial 0278

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Uncial 0278
New Testament manuscript
Text Pauline epistles
Date 9th century
Script Greek
Now at Saint Catherine's Monastery
Size 24.2 x 28.2 cm
Type ?
Category ?

Uncial 0278 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), is a Greek uncial manuscript of the New Testament. Paleographically it has been assigned to the 9th century.


The codex contains the text of the Pauline epistles with numerous lacunae, on 120 parchment leaves (24.2 cm by 18.2 cm). The text is written in two columns per page, 20-22 lines per page, in uncial letters. It is a palimpsest, the lower text contains theological writings.[1]

Currently it is dated by the INTF to the 9th century.[1][2]


It is one of the manuscripts discovered in Saint Catherine's Monastery, Sinai in May 1975, during restoration work.[3] Currently the codex is housed at the monastery (N.E. ΜΓ 2).[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c K. Aland, M. Welte, B. Köster, K. Junack, Kurzgefasste Liste der griechischen Handschriften des Neues Testaments, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, New York 1994, p. 42. ISBN 3-11-011986-2
  2. ^ "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Another discovered uncials: 12 leaves from Codex Sinaiticus, 0279, 0280, 0281, 0282, 0283, 0284, 0285, 0286, 0287, 0288, 0289, 0290, 0291, 0292, 0293, 0294, 0295, 0296.

Further reading[edit]

  • L. Politis, "Nouveaux manuscrits grecs decouvers au Mont Sinai. Raport preliminaire", Scriptorium 34, (1980), pp. 5-17.