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Uncial 097

Uncial 097 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), α 1003 (Soden),[1] is a Greek uncial manuscript of the New Testament, dated palaeographically to the 7th-century.[2]


The codex contains a small part of the Acts of the Apostles 13:39-46, on one parchment leaf (26 cm by 21 cm). The text is written in two columns per page, 18 lines per page, in large uncial letters. It is a palimpsest, the upper text was written in Georgian, in the 10th century.[2]


The Greek text of this codex is mixed, but predominate the Byzantine element. Aland placed it with some hesitation in Category III (Category V?).[2]


Currently it is dated by the INTF to the 7th-century.[2][3]

The manuscript was examined by Constantin von Tischendorf, who published its text in facsimile edition.[4] It was again examined by Kurt Treu.

The codex is located now at the Russian National Library (Gr. 18)[5] in Saint Petersburg.[2]

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Further reading

  • Constantin von Tischendorf, Monumenta sacra inedita I (Leipzig: 1855), pp. 39-40.
  • Kurt Treu, Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testaments in der UdSSR; eine systematische Auswertung des Texthandschriften in Leningrad, Moskau, Kiev, Odessa, Tbiblisi und Erevan, Texte und Untersuchungen 91 (Berlin, 1966), pp. 36-37.
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