Uncial 055

Uncial 055
New Testament manuscripts
Uncial 055
Text Gospels
Date 11th century
Script Greek
Now at National Library of France
Size 26 x 19.5 cm
Type Byzantine text-type
Category none
Note Commentary

Uncial 055 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), is a Greek uncial manuscript of the New Testament, dated paleographically to the 11th century. The codex contains a commentary with incomplete text of the four Gospels, on 303 parchment leaves (26 cm by 19.5 cm).[1]



The commentaries are placed in the Western order (Matthew, John, Luke, Mark). Three first Gospels used commentaries of Chrysostom, Gospel of Mark – Victorin's commentary.[2]

The text is written in one column per page, 37 lines per page.[1]

The manuscript is written in semi-uncial variously listed as an uncial and a minuscule, is reported as "very peculiar in its style and beautifully written". Hermann von Soden did not include it in his catalog. According to some scholars it is a commentary rather, but not a manuscript of New Testament.

The Greek text of this codex is a representative of the Byzantine text-type, but Aland did not placed it in any Category.[1] It is one of very few uncial manuscripts do not cited in Nestle-Aland Novum Testamentum Graece.


Currently it is dated by the INTF to the 11th century.[3]

The manuscript was examined by Scholz, Burgon,[4] and Paulin Martin.[5] C. R. Gregory saw it in 1885.[2]

Formerly the manuscript was housed at the Dominus du Fresne.[2] Currently the codex is located at the National Library of France (Gr. 201) in Paris.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d Aland, Kurt; Barbara Aland; Erroll F. Rhodes (trans.) (1995). The Text of the New Testament: An Introduction to the Critical Editions and to the Theory and Practice of Modern Textual Criticism. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. p. 119. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1. 
  2. ^ a b c Gregory, Caspar René (1900). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, Vol. 1. Leipzig: Hinrichs. p. 178. http://www.archive.org/stream/textkritikdesne00greggoog#page/n191/mode/2up. 
  3. ^ "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. http://intf.uni-muenster.de/vmr/NTVMR/ListeHandschriften.php. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  4. ^ J. Burgon, The last Twelve Verses of Mark (London, 1871), pp. 282-287.
  5. ^ Jean-Pierre-Paul Martin, Description technique des manuscrits grecs relatifs au N. T., conservés dans les bibliothèques des Paris (Paris 1883), p. 81.

Further reading

  • J. Burgon, The last Twelve Verses of Mark (London, 1871), pp. 282-287.

External links

  • Codex 055: at the Encyclopedia of Textual Criticism.

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