Uncial 086

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Uncial 086
New Testament manuscript
Text Gospel of John 1†; 3-4†
Date 6th century
Script Greek, Coptic diglot
Now at British Library
Size 27 x 23 cm
Type mixed
Category III

Uncial 086 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 35 (Soden), is a GreekCoptic diglot, uncial codex of the New Testament, dated paleographically to the 6th century.


The codex contains two small parts of the Gospel of John 1:23-26; 3:5-4:23-35.45-49 on 13 parchment leaves (27 cm by 23 cm). The text is written in two columns per page, 20 and more lines per page.[1]

It is a palimpsest, the upper text contains a Coptic tables and formulae.[1]

The Greek text of this codex is a mixed type. Aland placed it in Category III.[1]

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

The codex now is located at the British Library (Or. 5707) in London.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e 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]

External links[edit]

  • Uncial 086 at the Wieland Willker, "Textual Commentary"