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Rahlfs 1074

Jerusalem, Patriarchal Library, Τάφου 53. No diktyon: 35290.
1053-1054 | Parchment, 231 ff., 190 × 170 mm  Text area: 116 × 125, 1 col., 18 lines per page. |  Minuscule (Perlschrift; ff. 1r-12v, 17r-230r); Majuscule (Epigraphische Auszeichnungsmajuskel; ff. 13r-14r). | Provenance: Constantinople.  see Papadopoulos Kerameus (1891: 131) and Baumstark (1905: 297)Owners: Monastery of Timiou Staurou in Jerusalem, cf. the sixteenth-century possession note on f. 16r., Monastery of Christ the Saviour in Constantinople (the so-called τοῦ Ἐφόρου), see the note on f. 14v and Papadopoulos Kerameus (1891: 131)..
Psalms and Odes (illuminated). | The Psalter contains several short-sized miniatures relevant to its content on ff. 68v, 70v, 75v, 81r, 82r, 84v, 89v, 99v, 102r, 104r, 118r, 125r, 127r, 132r, 138v, 143r, 162v, 182r, 189r, 189v, 195r, 200r, 204r, 205v, 214v, 218v, 226r.Text-type: L.
Content
1r–3rHypothesis on the Psalms (the beginning is lacking).
3r–8rJosephus on the composition of the Psalms. Inc. “Πᾶσα μὲν ἡ καθ᾽ ἡμᾶς γραφή”.
8r–12vThe letter of Athanasios of Alexandria to Marcellinus on the interpretation of the Psalms. Miniature of Athanasios (f. 8r).
13r–14rIambic poems on the Psalms. see DBBE
14vScribal notes in informal script from the late 12th century.
15r–15vPaschal canon, tit. “Πασχάλια”.
16rPossession note from the Monastery of Timiou Staurou in Jerusalem.
16vMiniature, badly damaged.
17r–203vPs 1-151
204r–205vOde 1
205v–210rOde 2
210r–211rOde 3
211r–213rOde 4
213r–214vOde 5
214v–215rOde 6
215r–217vOde 7
217v–218vDaniel 3:46-51 and Ode 8
218v–219vOde 9
220r–221rOde 11
221v–223rOde 12
223r–224rPrayer attributed to John Chrysostom, inc. “Κύριε βασιλεῦ ἐπουράνιε”.
224r–224vEucharistic prayer attributed to Basil of Caesarea, inc. “Θεὲ πάτερ καρδιογνῶστα”.
224v–226rPrayer, inc. “Δέσποτα κύριε ὁ θεὸς ἡμῶν”.
226r–227rThree prayers of thanksgiving after holy communion.
227r–230vA treatise on the paschal canons, inc. “χρὴ γινώσκειν ὅτι ἄρχεται ἡ ἰνδικτιών”.
231r–231vPrayer, inc “οἶδα κύριε ὅτι ἀνάξιος”.
Bibliography
Baumstark, A.: “Frühechristlich–syrische Psalterillustration in einer byzantinischen Abkürzung”, Orient Christianus 5 (1905), 295–320, 295–320. 
Baumstark, A., “Zur byzantinischen Odenillustration”, Römische Quartalschrift für christliche Altertumskunde und Kirchengeschichte 21 (1907), 157–165, 158, 161, 163–166, 168. 
Parpulov, G.: Toward a History of Byzantine Psalters, ca. 850–1350 AD, Plovdiv 2014, 56–57, 66, 124, 130–131, 133, 217, 219, 221, 245, Fig. 11, 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. 1, Saint–Petersburg 1891, 130–134.
Rahlfs, A.: Verzeichnis der griechischen Handschriften des Alten Testaments (Mitteilungen des Septuaginta–Unternehmens der königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, 2), Berlin 1914, 85.