Beta

Rahlfs 1121

Oxford, Bodleian Library, Barocci gr. 235. No diktyon: 47523.
s. IX (ff. 5–478), s. XI (ff. 1–4) | Parchment, 478 ff., 340 × 240 mm, 2 col., 33 lines per page. |  Minuscule. | Provenance: Νίκαια, Μονὴ Σωτῆρος Χριστοῦ τοῦ Κωφοῦ.  see PinakesOwner: Κωνσταντῖνος Κομνηνὸς Λάσκαρις (1170–1205)  Byzantine Emperor, PLP 14541, see see Pinakes. Ownership note on f. 478v. The note is transcribed in Coxe, Catalogi, Col. 404, cf. Wilson, Bookhands, 14.
Catena in Psalmos. | Biblical text with catena commentary ("Textkatene”), that belongs to Catena Typus VI Karo-Lietzmann (CPG C19). This manuscript is the main witness of the first volume of the tripartite edition of the Catena Palestinensis (cf. CPG C12). The other witnesses of this first volume are mss. Ra 1021, 1113, 1270; apographs of Ra 1121 are the mss. Ra 1178, 1705. Otherwise, only the second volume of this tripartite edition has survived (Ra 1209). Together with Ra 1209, Ra 1121 is the most important witness which stands out from the others, since these two manuscripts have preserved a non-Lucianic biblical text that is very close to the text of the Origenic recension. The text-critical significance of these two catena manuscripts for the constitution of the Greek Psalter text can hardly be overestimated, see Albrecht, “Origenic Recension”. | Text-type: O (Albrecht).
Content
1r–1vPalladius Helenopolitanus ep., Historia Lausiaca CPG 6036, BHG 1435-1438v
1v–4vHagiographica, Macarius Romanus anach. (S.), Vita BHG 1004-1005i
5r–478vCatena in Psalmos 1–50 (with lacunae) lacunae between ff: 92–93, 257–258, 261–262, 301–302, 316–317, 323–324, 330–331
Bibliography
Albrecht, F., “The Origenic Recension of the Greek Psalter, Re(dis)covered from the Catena Tradition,” Göttinger Septuaginta, June 1, 2023. 
Dorival, G., Les chaînes exégétiques grecques sur les psaumes, I, Leuven 1986, 115–125, et passim.
Förstel, C., “Entre propagande et réalité: la culture dans l'empire de Nicée”, Revue française d'héraldique et de sigillographie 73–75 (2005), 129–134, 132.
Geerard, M./Noret, J., Clavis Patrum Graecorum, vol. 4, Concilia, Catenae (Corpus Christianorum), 2nd ed., Turnhout 2018, 270–271 (Catena Typus VI).
Kinzig, W., In search of Asterius: Studies on the Authorship of the Homilies on the Psalms (Forschungen zur Kirchen– und Dogmengeschichte 47), Göttingen 1990, 29, 70, 72, 76, 82–86, 103, 105–109, 112, seqq.
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, 15, 29, 30 nr. 1, 31, 90 nr. 2.
Mühlenberg, E., Psalmenkommentare aus der Katenenüberlieferung vol. 3, Untersuchungen zu den Psalmenkatenen (PTS 19), Berlin et al. 1978, 26–27 (Typ VI).
Parpulov, G., Toward a History of Byzantine Psalters, Plovdiv 2014, Appendix B1. 
Richard, M., Asterii Sophistae Commentariorum in Psalmos quae supersunt (Symbolae Osloenses Suppl. 16), Oslo 1956, XVI , XIX, XXIX, XXX, note nr. 46, XXXIV.
Richard, M., “Les manuscrits de la chaîne du type VI sur les psaumes”, Revue d’Histoire des Textes 3 (1973), 19–38, 20–22. 
Wilson, N., Medieval Greek Bookhands: Examples Selected from Greek Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries (Medieval Academy of America, 81), Cambridge, Massachusetts 1973, Text, 14; Pl. 16.
Catalogues
Coxe, H. O., Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Bodleianae par prima, Oxford 1853, 404. 
Karo, G./Lietzmann, H., Catenarum Graecarum Catalogus, Göttingen 1902, 29–30 (Typus VI). 
Madan, F., A Summary Catalogue of Western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford, II.1, Oxford 1922, 9. 
Rahlfs, A., Verzeichnis der griechischen Handschriften des Alten Testaments (Mitteilungen des Septuaginta–Unternehmens der königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, 2), Berlin 1914, 170.
Van de Vorst, Ch./Delehaye.H., Catalogus codicum hagiographicorum graecorum Germaniae, Belgii, Angliae, Brussels 1913, 319.