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Rahlfs 1072

Jerusalem, Patriarchal Library, Τάφου 45.
s. XI-XII | Parchment; Paper (ff. 14, 184r-191v), 191 ff., 220 × 150 mm, 1 col., 18/38 lines per page  18 lines: main text, 38 lines: catena. |  Minuscule (Formal hand similar to Perlschrift; ff. 5r-35v). | Scribe: At least six different hands can be distinguished in the manuscript..
Psalms and Catena. | Heading of the Psalms: ψαλτήριον τερπνόν εἰς θ(εὸ)ν μέλος (f. 13r). The catena consists of scholia by Theodorete, John Chrysostom, Hesychius, Eusebius of Caesarea, Symmachus, Asterius, Athanasius of Alexandria, Cyril of Alexandria, Didymus the Blind and Origen. It starts with a paraphrase of John Chrysostom’s Exegesis on the first Psalm (inc. Πάντων τῶν καλῶν κρηπίς ἡ μακαριότης). The name of each commentator is usually indicated in the margin with different ink. On f. 13r there is an Arabic note. Richard (1956: XV) dates the manuscript to the 12th century, but he dated it to the 11th century in his previous publication. The same author (1954: 102) identified the marginal catena of the type XVII for Psalms 2:3 and 108 and a catena of type VI for Psalm 1. The fragments of Asterius’ homily on the second Psalm can also be found in codex Bucarestensis gr. 931 (11th c.). Parpulov (2014: 216) dates the manuscript to the 14th century.Text-type: L.
Content
1r–4rSupplicatory canon to the Theotokos written by a later hand
5r–5vEx. 20:1-17
5v–7vInterpretation of the Lord’s Prayer
7v–11vThe hypothesis of Eusebius of Caesarea to the Psalms
11v–12vIambic poems on David, Eusebius of Caesarea and the Psalter https://www.dbbe.ugent.be/manuscripts/14892
13r–170r (f. 14 is mutilated)Psalms 1-151 (Ps. 30:21-26 is lacking) with Catena (until Ps.107, ff. 5r-118v). CPG C19, C30
170r–183vOdes 1-7:38c
184r–191vFragment of a philosophical text written by a later hand (XVII?)
Bibliography
Dorival, G., Les chaînes exégétiques grecques sur les Psaumes: contribution à l'étude d'une forme littéraire, vol. III, Leuven 1992, 42, 104–113, 115–116, 128.
Dorival, G., Les chaînes exégétiques grecques sur les Psaumes: contribution à l'étude d'une forme littéraire, vol. I, Leuven 1986, 4–5, 221–222.
Dorival, G., Les chaînes exégétiques grecques sur les Psaumes: contribution à l'étude d'une forme littéraire, vol. IV, Leuven 1995, 126–130.
Dorival, G., Les chaînes exégétiques grecques sur les Psaumes: contribution à l'étude d'une forme littéraire, vol. V, Leuven 2018, 239–240.
Mercati, G.: Osservazioni a proemi del Salterio di Origene, Ippolito, Eusebio, Cirillo Alessandrino e altri, con frammenti inediti, Studi e testi 142, Città del Vaticano 1948, 2 (n. 1).
Parpulov, G.: Toward a History of Byzantine Psalters ca. 850–1350 AD, Plovdiv, 2014, 216 (n. 1), 219 (n. 8), 229 (n. 29).
Richard, M.: Asterii Sophistae Commentariorum in Psalmos quae supersunt. Accedunt aliquot homiliae anonymae, Symbolae Osloenses fasc. Suppl. 16, Oslo 1956, XV.
Richard, M.: “Quelques manuscrits peu connus des chaînes exégétiques et des commentaires grecs sur le Psautier’’, Revue d'Histoire des Textes 3 (1954–1955) 87–106, 102.
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. 1, Saint–Petersburg 1891, 125–126.
Rahlfs, A.: Verzeichnis der griechischen Handschriften des Alten Testaments (Mitteilungen des Septuaginta–Unternehmens der königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen 2), Berlin 1914, 85.