Uncial 0291

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Uncial 0291
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospel of Luke 8:45-9:2
Date 7th/8th century
Script Greek
Found 1975
Now at Saint Catherine's Monastery
Size 15 cm by 12 cm
Type ?
Category ?

Uncial 0291 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), is a Greek uncial manuscript of the New Testament. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 7th or 8th century. Only one leaf of the codex has survived.


The codex contains a part of the text of the Gospel of Luke 8:45-9:2, on one parchment leaf (15 cm by 12 cm). The text is written in two columns per page, 27 lines per page, in small uncial letters.[1]

Currently it is dated by the INTF to the 7th or 8th century.[1][2]


It is one of the manuscripts discovered in Saint Catherine's Monastery at Sinai in May 1975, during the restoration work.[3] Currently the codex is housed at the St. Catherine's Monastery (N.E. ΜΓ 1) in Sinai.[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. 43.
  2. ^ "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Together with other uncials: 12 leaves from Codex Sinaiticus, 0278, 0279, 0280, 0281, 0282, 0283, 0284, 0285, 0286, 0287, 0288, 0289, 0290, 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.