Uncial 089

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Uncial 089
New Testament manuscript
TextMatt 26
Date6th century
Now atRussian National Library
Saint Catherine's Monastery
Size36 x 24 cm
TypeAlexandrian text-type

Uncial 089 in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 28 (Soden),[1] is a Greek uncial manuscript of the New Testament, dated paleographically to the 6th century. The codex now is located at the Russian National Library (Gr. 280)[2] in Saint Petersburg. It came to Russia from Sinai.


The codex contains a small parts of the Gospel of Matthew 26:2-4,7-9, on a fragment of one parchment leaf (36 cm by 28 cm). It is written in one column per page, 17 lines per page, in very large uncial letters. The letters are large, it has breathings.[3]

From the same manuscript descendant one parchment leaf classified as Uncial 092a. It contains Gospel of Matthew 26:4-7,10-12. It is located at the Saint Catherine's Monastery (Sinai Harris 11, 1 f.) in Sinai. 089 and 092a are fragments of the same leaf.

Also Uncial 0293 (2 leaves) formerly belonged to the same manuscript. It was discovered in May 1975 during restoration work.[4] It is still located in Saint Catherine's Monastery.

Currently it is dated by the INTF to the 6th century.[5][6]


The Greek text of this codex is a representative of the Alexandrian text-type with some western readings. In close relation to Codex Sinaiticus, Vaticanus, Regius, and sometimes with Codex Bezae.[3] Aland placed it in Category II.[5]

In Matthew 26:7 – βαρυτιμου along with manuscripts: B, W, 0133, 0255, f1, f13, Byz; the other manuscripts read πολυτιμου (Sinaiticus, Alexandrinus, Bezae, Regius, Koridethi, 33, 565, 892, 1010 1424).[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1908). Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung. p. 39.
  2. ^ Uncial 091 has a catalogue number Gr. 279 in the same library.
  3. ^ a b Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 1. Leipzig: Hinrichs. p. 89.
  4. ^ Together with other uncials: 12 leaves from Codex Sinaiticus, 0278, 0279, 0280, 0281, 0282, 0283, 0284, 0285, 0286, 0287, 0288, 0289, 0290, 0291, 0292, 0293, 0294, 0295, 0296.
  5. ^ a b 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. 121. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1.
  6. ^ "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 25 April 2011.
  7. ^ Eberhard Nestle, Erwin Nestle, Barbara Aland and Kurt Aland (eds), Novum Testamentum Graece, 26th edition, (Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 1991), p. 75.

Further reading[edit]

  • 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), p. 115.
  • P. Ferreira, "Materialien zur neutestamentlichen Handschriftenkunde" ANTF 3 (1969), pp. 134-143. – complete description and text

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