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Rahlfs 1089

London, British Library, Add. 36928. No diktyon: 39141.
1090 | Parchment, 307 ff., 120 × 100 mm  Text area: 85 × 50 (prefaces), 80 × 60 (Psalms), 18 lines per page. |  Minuscule. | Provenance: Monastery of St. Sabas in Palestine. | Owners: Sir Thomas Phillips (1792-1872), Walter Sneyd (1752-1829).
Psalms and Odes with illustrations. | Several folios have been severely damaged and part of the text is not readable. Prognostic sentences can be found in the upper and lower margins of the Psalms and verses in the margins of the Odes.Text-type: L.
Content
1r–5vJohn Chrysostom, Prefaces to the Psalms 1-2 PG 55: 537
5v–9vBasil of Ceasarea, excerpt from the Homily on the Psalm 1 PG 29: 209-213
9v–12vCosmas Indikopleustes, excerpt from the fifth book of the Topographia Christiana PG 88: 248-249
13r–14rEusebius of Caesarea, excerpt from his Commentaries on the Psalms PG 23: 73
14v–36rOrigen, excerpt from his Commentaries on the Psalms PG 12: 1060-…
36r–43vCalendar notes, Easter tables, a table of movable feasts which refers to the year 1090 and tables about the length of day and night.
44r–46vSix miniatures of David accompanied by iambic verses. On the verses see DBBE
47r–278vPs 1- Ps 150:5b
279rMiniature, partially faded
279vMiniature, partially faded
280r–282rOde 1
282r–287rOde 2
287r–288vOde 3
288v–291rOde 4
291r–292vOde 5
292v–293vOde 6
293v–295vOde 7
296r–298rDaniel 46-51 and Ode 8
298v–300rOde 9
300r–301vOde 11
301v–303vOde 12
303vOde 13
303v–305rOde 14
305r–307rTroparia, tit.: “Tροπάρια τοῦ ἀμώμου”, inc. “Tῶν ἁγίων ὁ χορὸς εὗρε πηγὴν τῆς ζωῆς”.
307vScribblings by later hands
Bibliography
Cutler, A., “A Psalter from Mar Saba and the Evolution of the Byzantine David Cycle”, Journal of Jewish Art 6 (1979) 39–63.
Cutler, A., The Aristocratic Psalters in Byzantium, Paris 1984, cat. 30.
Flury, S., “Islamische Ornamente in einem griechischen Psalter von ca. 1090”, Der Islam: Zeitschrift für Geschichte und Kultur des islamischen Orients 7 (1916), 115–170. 
Parpulov, G., Toward a History of Byzantine Psalters, ca. 850–1350 AD, Plovdiv 2014, 136. 
Rhoby, A., Ausgewählte Byzantinische Epigramme in Illuminierten Handschriften, Wien 2018, 304–307.
Spatharakis, I., Corpus of Dated Illuminated Greek Manuscripts to the Year 1453 (Byzantina Neerlandica 8), 2 vols, Leiden 1981, cat. 109.
Catalogues
Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts in the British Museum, 1900–1905, London 1850, 257–259.
Rahlfs, A., Verzeichnis der griechischen Handschriften des Alten Testaments (Mitteilungen des Septuaginta–Unternehmens der königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, 2), Berlin 1914, 106.