New Testament manuscript
form : Uncial
number : '''023'''
isize : 220
name : Sinope Gospels
sign : O
text : Gospel of Matthew+
script : Greek+
date : 6th-century
found : Sinope 1899
now at : Bibliothèque nationale de France+
| It is written in very large uncial letters. The manuscript is very lacunose.
It contains five illuminated miniatures:
* the festival of Herod and death of John the Baptist (folio 10 verso)
* five thousand fed (folio 11 recto)
* four thousand fed (folio 15 recto)
* the healing of a blind man from Jericho (folio 29 recto)
* the cursing of the fig tree (folio 30 verso).
It was written in the 6th-century. The style of illustrations suggests Syria or Palestine (even Mesopotamia) as the place of its origin. The codex was purchased in 1899 at Sinope+ (hence its name), by a French officer from an old Greek woman. Its text was published by Henri Omont+ in 1901. At least one authority has suggested this manuscript has an association with a church at Çiftlik, which was under archeological excavation in 1998.
Sinope Gospels+ The Sinope Gospels, designated by O or 023 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), ε 21 (Soden), also known as the Codex Sinopensis, is a fragment of a 6th-century illuminated Greek Gospel Book.