Uncial 079

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Uncial 079
New Testament manuscript
Text Luke 7; 24
Date 6th century
Script Greek
Now at Russian National Library
Size 31 x 25 cm
Type mixed / Byzantine
Category III

Uncial 079 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 16 (Soden), is a Greek uncial manuscript of the New Testament, dated paleographically to the 6th century.


The codex contains a small part of the Gospel of Luke 7:39-49; 24:10-19 on 2 parchment leaves (31 cm by 25 cm). It is written in two columns per page, 23 lines per page.

It is a palimpsest, the upper later text was written in Georgian language.[1]

The Greek text of this codex is mixed with predominate element the Byzantine text-type. Aland placed it in Category III.[1]

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

The text of the palimpsest was deciphered and edited by Constantin von Tischendorf in 1846. It was also examined by Kurt Treu.

The codex now is located at the Russian National Library (Suppl. Gr. 13, fol. 8-10) in Saint Petersburg.[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. 120. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1.
  2. ^ "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 21 April 2011.

Further reading[edit]

  • Constantin von Tischendorf, Monumenta sacra inedita I (Leipzig: 1846), pp. XIII-XIX, 21 ff.
  • Kurt Treu, Die Griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testaments in der USSR; eine systematische Auswertung des Texthandschriften in Leningrad, Moskau, Kiev, Odessa, Tbilisi und Erevan, T & U 91 (Berlin: 1966), pp. 292-293.