Uncial 056

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Uncial 056
New Testament manuscript
Text Acts, Paul, GE
Date 10th century
Script Greek
Now at National Library of France
Size 29.8 cm x 23.3 cm
Type Byzantine
Category V

Uncial 056 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), O7 (von Soden), is a Greek uncial manuscript of the New Testament, dated paleographically to the 10th century.[1]


The codex contains a complete text of the Acts of Apostles, General epistles, and Pauline epistles with a commentary much like Oecumenius, and a catena of various Fathers, on 381 parchment leaves (29.8 cm by 23.3 cm). The text is written in one column per page, 40 lines per page in uncial letters.[1] It contains Prolegomena.[2]

It contains also a Life of St. Longinus on two leaves. F. H. A. Scrivener classified it as a minuscule (16a and 19p).[3]


The Greek text of this codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type, with the strong the Alexandrian element in General epistles (about 20%). Aland placed it in Category V.[1] Uncial 0142 was probably the ancestor of the codex 056.

It lacks verse Acts 8:37.[4]

In Acts 20:15 it reads και μειναντες εν Στρογγυλιω along with 0142.[5]


Currently it is dated by the INTF to the 10th century.[6]

The manuscript formerly belonged to the monastery of St. Athanasius on Athos.[3] It was examined by Montfaucon, Wettstein, Tischendorf, and C. R. Gregory (1885).[2]

The codex is located in Bibliothèque nationale de France, in Paris, as a part of Fonds Coislin (Coislin Gr. 26).[1][6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d 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. 119. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 
  2. ^ a b Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: Hinrichs. p. 264. 
  3. ^ a b Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament. 1 (4 ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 285. 
  4. ^ UBS3, p. 448.
  5. ^ UBS3, p. 498.
  6. ^ a b "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 21 April 2011. 

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Codex 056 at the Encyclopedia of Textual Criticism