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Rahlfs 1087

London, British Library, Add. 11836. No diktyon: 38864.
GA Number: 491.
s. XIΙ  Parpulov: s. XII; Rahlfs: s. XI | Parchment, 305 ff., 190 × 130 mm  122 × 82, 1 col., 34 lines per page. |  Minuscule (Epsilon style). | Provenance: Church of St. Barnabas in Βάσσα (Cyprus). | Owners: Μακάριος Πορφυρόπουλος, ἱερομόναχος (s. XVII ?), Νικόλαος, παπᾶς (s. XVII ?), Samuel Butler, bishop of Lichfield (s. XIX).
New Testament, Psalms and Odes (illuminated). | The codex is beautifully illustrated and it includes several miniatures of biblical figures, rubricated titles and initials, as well as decorated headpieces. On f. 5r there is a floral headpiece, which incorporates a medallion with Christ. | Text-type: L.
Content
1r–4vCanon tables
5r–123vThe four Gospels. Miniature of Luke (f. 60v) and Miniature of John (f. 97v)
124rBlank
124vMiniature of the Apostles
125r–156vActs of the Apostles. The beginning is defective, it starts with Act. 1:23.
157r–160rJames
160r–163r1 Peter
163r–165r2 Peter
165v–168v1 John
168v–169r2 John
169r3 John
169v–170rJudas
170v–186rRomans
186r–197r1 Corinthians
197r–204v2 Corinthians
205r–208vGalatians
208v–212vEphesians
212v–215vPhilippians
215v–218rColossians
218r–220v1 Thessalonians
220–222r2 Thessalonians
222r–225r1 Timothy
225r–227v2 Timothy
227v–228vTitus
229r–229vPhilemon
229v–238rHebrews
238vBlank
239r–266vPs 4–76
267rBlank
267vMiniature depicting Christ and five faithful people.
268r–295vPs 77–151
296rMiniature of David?
296vBlank
297rPossession note from the church of St. Barnabas in Cyprus. It is written by a later hand.
297vMiniature
298r–298vOde 1. Miniature of the Exodus (f. 298r)
298v–300rOde 2
300r–300vOde 3. Miniature of Hannah (f. 300r)
300v–301vOde 4. Miniature of Habakkuk (f. 300v)
301v–302rOde 5. Miniature of Isaiah (f. 301v)
302r–302vOde 6. Miniature of Jonas (f. 302r)
302v–303vOde 7. Miniature of the Three Youths in the furnace along with an angel (f. 302v)
303v–304rOde 8
304r–304vOde 9. Miniature of the Holy Virgin (f. 304r)
304v–305rOde 11
305r–305vOde 12
Bibliography
Gregory, C. R., Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, I, Leipzig 1900, 195 (no. 491), 280 (no. 196), 305 (no. 253). 
Parpulov, G., Toward a History of Byzantine Psalters, ca. 850–1350 AD, Plovdiv 2014, Appendix B1. 
von Soden, H., Die Schriften des Neuen Testaments in ihrer ältesten erreichbaren Textgestalt hergestellt auf Grund ihrer Textgeschichte (Vol. 1, Pt. 1), Göttingen 1911, 105 (no. δ 152). 
Catalogues
Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts in the British Museum, 1841–1845, London 1850, 10. 
Constantinides, C. and R. Browning, Dated Greek Manuscripts from Cyprus to the Year 1570, Washington–Nicosia 1993, 363–366 (no. 108).
Rahlfs, A., Verzeichnis der griechischen Handschriften des Alten Testaments (Mitteilungen des Septuaginta–Unternehmens der königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, 2), Berlin 1914, 104.