Beta

Rahlfs 1066

Jerusalem, Patriarchal Library, Σάβα 208. No diktyon: 34464.
s. XII; s. XIII; s. XIV; s. XVI  s. XII: 1r-129v, 133r-138v; s. XIII: Ir-IVv, Vr-VIv; s. XIV: ff. 130r-132v, 139r-155v; s. XVI: the additional folios between ff. 126v-127r | Parchment (ff. I-129, 133-138, Vr-VIv); Paper (ff. 130r-132v, 139r-155v and 8 small folios, without foliation, between ff. 126v-127r), 155 ff., 310 × 210 mm, 2 col., 61-64 (Psalter), 71-72 (Menaia) lines per page. |  Minuscule (Epsilon style; text of the Menaia); Minuscule (Archaizing hand; ff. Ir-IVv, Vr-VIv); Majuscule (Epigraphische Auszeichnungsmajuskel; titles of the Menaia). | Scribe: Same scribe and artist as in the codices Ra 1064 and 1069 https://www.loc.gov/item/00279394124-jo. | Provenance: Monastery of St. Sabas.
Illuminated liturgical Menaion with fragments of a Psalter. | The folios, which transmit the Psalms, come from another manuscript (13th c.?). Rahlfs dates them to the 12th century, whereas Parpulov dates them to the 13th century. Due to the disarrangement of the folios, the Psalms are not preserved in the right order on ff. Vr-VIv. In some cases the beginning of the verses is missing due to damage. Two folios of the same Psalter manuscript have been attached to codex Ra 1064. Due to their content and their order of Menaia, it becomes evident that the two manuscripts form a two-volume book, which refers to the church feasts of the whole liturgical year. The manuscript contains interlinear musical notation and miniatures depicting holy figures. According to Papadopoulos Kerameus, several of its miniatures were cut off and stolen by the bishop Porphyrius Uspensky. On f. 113v there is a long marginal scholium written in Arabic script. | Collation: Ps 77:7c ἐκζητήσουσιν] ἐκζητήσωσιν (f. Ir) Ps 77:8a γένωνται] γένονται (f. Ir) Ps 78:1a ἤλθοσαν] ἤλθωσαν (f. Iv) Ps 79:1a ποιμαίνων] ποιμαίνον (f. Iv) Ps 84:2a εὐδοκήσας] εὐδώκησας (f. IIr) Ps 88:2a ἄσομαί] ἄσωμαί (f. IIv) Ps 90:1b σκέπῃ] σκέπει (f. IIIr) Ps 101:2a εἰσάκουσον κύριε] κύριε εἰσάκουσον (f. IVr) Ps 129:8b αὐτοῦ] αὐτῶν (f. d) Ps 131:1b πραΰτητος] πραότητος (f. d). Ps 137:8c παρῇς] παρίδης (f. b). Ps 138:4a λόγος] δόλος (f. b) Ps 142:1c ἐπάκουσον] εἰσἀκουσον (f. c) Ps 145:1 Αἴνει ἡ ψυχὴ μου τὸν κύριον] ἡ ψυχὴ μου τὸν κύριον αἴνει (f. a) Ps 145:4b αὐτῶν] αὐτοῦ (f. a) Ps 145:5a βοηθὸς] βοηθὸς αὐτοῦ (f. a) Ps 145:8 κύριος ἀνορθοῖ κατερραγμένους, κύριος σοφοῖ τυφλοὺς] κύριος σοφοῖ τυφλοὺς κύριος ἀν… κατερραγμένους (f. a) Ps 147:5a τοῦ] om. | χίονα] χίονα αὐτοῦ (f. a) Ps 147:7a ἀποστελεῖ] ἐξαποστελεῖ (f.a) Ps 147:8a τὸν λόγον αὐτοῦ] τὸ λόγιον αὐτῶ (f. a) Ps 149:9b ἐστὶν] ἔσται (f. a) | Text-type: and fewer readings from La´ and Ra 55.
Content
Ir–IVvPs 77:7b–103:18a
1r–24vMenaion of March
25r–43vMenaion of April
44r–68vMenaion of May
69r–92vMenaion of June
92v–113vMenaion of July
114r–155vMenaion of September. Eight paper folios have been added between ff. 126v-127r containing stichera and troparia chanted on August 16-20
Vr–VIvPs 129:2b–150
Bibliography
Parpulov, G., Toward a History of Byzantine Psalters, ca. 850–1350 AD, Plovdiv 2014, Appendix B1. 
Catalogues
Papadopoulos–Kerameus, Α.: Ἱεροσολυμιτικὴ βιβλιοθήκη ἤτοι κατάλογος τῶν ἐν ταῖς βιβλιοθήκαις τοῦ ἁγιωτάτου ἀποστολικοῦ τε καὶ καθολικοῦ ὀρθοδόξου πατριαρχικοῦ θρόνου τῶν Ἱεροσολύμων καὶ πάσης Παλαιστίνης ἀποκειμένων ἑλληνικῶν κωδίκων, vol. 2, Saint–Petersburg 1894, 320–322. 
Rahlfs, A., Verzeichnis der griechischen Handschriften des Alten Testaments, Göttingen 1914, 81.