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Rahlfs 1069

Jerusalem, Patriarchal Library, Σταυροῦ 88. No diktyon: 35984.
s. XII | Parchment, 59 ff., 208 × 160 mm  210 × 160 (Rahlfs), 208 × 160 (Papadopoulos-Kerameus), 1 col., 40 lines per page. |  Minuscule (Epsilon style). | Scribe: Same scribe and artist as in the codices Monastery of St. Sabas 63 and Monastery of St. Sabas 208 https://www.loc.gov/resource/amedmonastery.00279396388-jo/?st=gallery. | Provenance: Monastery of St. Sabas, Palestine.
Psalms and Odes (illuminated). | There is a lacuna after the ff. 56v, 57v, 59v. According to Papadopoulos-Kerameus, the bishop Porphyrius Uspensky cut and stole several of the manuscript’s folios and miniatures. | Text-type: L.
Content
1–55rPs 1-151. Headpiece to Ps 1 and a medallion with a bust of Christ (f. 1r)
56r–56vOde 1. Miniature of Moses and the Israelites (f. 56r)
56v–57rOde 2:1-7, 43b-43g. Miniature of Moses (f. 56v, badly faded) and a miniature of Habakkuk (f. 57v)
57r–57vOde 3
57vOde 4:1-13c
58r–58vOde 7
58v–59rDaniel 3:46-51 and Ode 8:57-88 (the text differs from Rahlfs’ edition). Miniature of the Three Hebrews in the furnace (f. 59r)
59vOde 9:46-79. Miniature of the Virgin Mary (f. 59v)
Bibliography
Baumstark, A.: “Zur byzantinischen Odenillustration”, Römische Quartalschrift für christliche Altertumskunde und Kirchengeschichte 21 (1907), 157–165, 158, 160–166, 169. 
Cutler, A.: The Aristocratic Psalters in Byzantium, Paris 1984, 41. 
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. 3, Saint–Petersburg 1897, 146–147.
Rahlfs, A.: Verzeichnis der griechischen Handschriften des Alten Testaments (Mitteilungen des Septuaginta–Unternehmens der königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, 2), Berlin 1914, 83–84.