(CODEX DUBLINENSIS RESCRIPTUS), so called from Trinity College, Dublin, in the library of which it was discovered by Dr. John Barrett in 1787, written under some cursive Greek extracts made in the tenth century from Chrysostom, Epiphanius, etc. It is itself much older, probably of the sixth century, and of Alexandrian origin, and is one of the most important uncial palimpsests of the Gospels, of which it is designated as Codex Z. Thirty-two of the leaves contain a large part of the Gospel of Matthew in twenty-two fragments (Mt 1:17-2:6; Mt 2:230; 4:4-13; 5:45-6:15; 7:16-8:6; 10:40-11:18; 12:43-13:11; Mt 13:57-14:18; Mt 15:13-23; Mt 17:27,26-18:6; Mt 19:4-12; Mt 21-28; Mt 20:7-21:8; Mt 21:23-45; Mt 22:16-25,37-23:3; Mt 23:393; Matthew 24:15-25; 25:1-11; 26:21-29; 62-71). These were published in facsimile, with a (not very accurate) decipherment in ordinary type by Dr. Barrett (Dublin, 1801), and they have since been carefully restored by a chemical process by Dr. Tregelles. Each page contains but one column, generally of 22 lines, in quarto. The Ammonian sections are given, but not the Eusebian canons; the τλοι are written at the top of the pages, the numbers being set in the margin. The writing is continuous, the single point either rarely found or quite washed out; the abbreviations are very few, and there are no breathings or accents. A space proportionate to the occasion is usually left where there is a break in the sense, and the capitals extend into the margin when a new section begins.
The letters are in a plain, steady, beautiful hand, some 18 or 20 in a line. — Tregelles, in Horne's Introd. 4:180 sq.; Scrivener, Introd. page 119 sq. SEE MANUSCRIPTS, BIBLICAL.