Beta

Rahlfs 1068

Jerusalem, Patriarchal Library, Σάβα 698. No diktyon: 34955.
s. XIΙ  Papadopoulos Kerameus dates several of the folios to s. XV (ff. 1r-1v, 9r-v, 143r-165r) and to s. XVI (ff. 2r-v, 165r-171v). They might, however, been written in a later date (s. XVI–XVII) | Parchment, 171 ff., 119 × 90 mm  119 × 90 (Nelson-Bona), 120 × 100 (Papadopoulos Kerameus), 1 col., 20-22 lines per page. |  Minuscule (Epsilon style; The beginning of each psalm is indicated with an enlarged initial and the beginning of each verse with a space between the initial and the second letter.). | Provenance: Monastery of St Sabas.
Psalms and Odes. | There are several explanatory marginal notes in the manuscript added by a fourteenth-century hand, e.g. on ff. 14r; 35v; 38v; 59v; 73r; 85v; 89r; 95v (lengthy); 116v; 137r; 141v-142r (lengthy), as well as traces of Arabic notes on ff. 66v; 89v; 103r; 125v. The number of each psalm is indicated in the margins. | Collation: Heading: ψαλμός τῶ δα(υί)δ; Ps 101:2a Εἰσάκουσον κύριε] Κ(ύρι)ε εἰσάκουσον; Ps 88:33b ἀμαρτίας] ἀδικίας (f. 92r); Ps 135:1a χρηστὸς] ἀγαθὸς (f. 143r); Ps 151 Ending: it is not readable due to the bad quality of the image (f. 155r)
Content
1r–1vPs 1-2 and the beginning of the Ps 3 (until 3:5b, ὄρους)
2r–2vCatanyctic hymns from the Triodion. Prayers.
3r–142vPs 16:3b - Ps 134:20b
143r–155rPs 135-151
155r–165rOd 1-9
165r–171vAcolouthia dedicated to the Holy Virgin.
Back pastedownScribal notes and a drawing of a man.
Bibliography
Nelson R. , J. Bona: “Relative size and comparative value in Byzantine illuminated manuscripts: some quantitative perspectives”, in D. Harlfinger, G. Prato (eds.), Paleografia e codicologia greca (Atti del II Colloquio internazionale Berlino–Wolfenbüttel, 17–20 ottobre 1983), Alessandria 1991, 351.
Parpulov, G.: Toward a History of Byzantine Psalters, ca. 850–1350 AD, Plovdiv 2014, Appendix B1. 
Weyl Carr, A.: “Thoughts on the Production of Provincial Illuminated Books in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries”, in Scritture, libri e testi nelle aree provinciali di Bisanzio. Atti del Seminario di Erice (18–25 settembre 1988) (Biblioteca del “Centro per il collegamento degli studi medievali e umanistici nell’Università di Perugia” 5), Spoleto 1991, 687.
Catalogue
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, 653.
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