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Harris 12 + Appendix 8 in Lewis

6th-7th century CE

Ancient Greek

Institut für neutestamentliche Textforschung (Münster)



This manuscript is formed of fragmentary folios covering passages from the gospels of Mark and John. Unfortunately, the parchment that covers Mark’s end is compacted together with two other leaves from a different manuscript. J. R. Harris published in 1890 the transcription of Mark 16 :1-5 (page 70), number 12 of his catalogue. He was then able to read also Mark 16:6-10 “by holding the compacted leaves in strong sunlight”, a transcription published as Appendix n°8 in a catalogue edited by Agnes Smith Lewis in 1894 ( The first column is from Mark 16:6-8, followed by the subscriptio, which signifies the end of the Gospel. However, the second column shows the presence of the shorter ending. This is followed by the longer ending, which was introduced by the statement “εστιν δε και ταυτα φερομενα μετα το εφοβουντο γαρ” in smaller characters. Mina Monier (2020), SNSF MARK16 project ; updated by Claire Clivaz in 2023, SIB Lausanne (CH); © CC-BY 4.0.