Beta

Rahlfs 1187

Sinai, St. Catherine's Monastery, gr. 30. No diktyon: 58405.
s. IX; s. XIV; s. XVI  s. IX: ff. 49r-403v; s. XIV: ff. 6r-48v; s. XVI: ff. 1r-5v, 404r-419v | Parchment; Paper (ff. 1-48, 404-419), 419 ff., 182 × 130 mm  180 × 130 (Parpulov), 182 × 130 Harlfinger, 180 × 106 (Rahlfs), 180 × 120 Gardthausen, 1 col., 20 lines per page. |  Majuscule (Maiuscola ogivale inclinata; ff. 49r-403v); Majuscule (Maiuscola ogivale diritta; ff. 49r-403v (titles), f. 55); Majuscule (Maiuscola biblica; ff. 50v-51r); Minuscule (Archaizing hand; ff. 6r-48v); Minuscule (Sixteenth-century hands; ff. 1r-5v, 404r-419v). | Provenance: Mount Sinai, Monastery of St. Catherine.
Psalms and Odes. | Kamil dates the manuscript to the 8th-9th centuries. The indication of the ancient quires is still visible: αʹ- μδʹ. | Text-type: L with few readings fromU and S.
Content
Ir–IIrBlank
IIvDecorated cross with the four-part acronym IC XC NK (Ἰησοῦς Χριστὸς νικᾷ).
1r–27rAndrew of Crete, Great Canon. Inc. “Πόθεν ἄρξομαι θρηνεῖν τὰς τοῦ ἀθλίου μου βίου πράξεις”. PG 97: 1329 ff
27v–35rAkolouthia of the Akathistos Hymn
35v–48vSupplicatory canon dedicated to Christ, inc. “Ἰησοῦ γλυκύτατε Xριστέ, Ἰησοῦ μακρόθυμε”.
49r–50vThe Nicene Creed
50vIambic poem see DBBE: https://www.dbbe.ugent.be/occurrences/24247
50v–51rLord’s Prayer
51rIambic poem see DBBE: https://www.dbbe.ugent.be/occurrences/24289
51v–54rEusebius of Caesarea, Hypothesis on the Psalms ed. PG 23, 66-72 and Bandt (2019: 38-48)
54r–55rExcerpt from John Chrysostom, tit. “Toῦ ἁγίου Χρυσοστόμου ἐκ τοῦ λόγου τοῦ περὶ ὑπομονῆς καὶ εἰς τὸν γραφῶν μελέτην”. PG 63: 940, cf. Parpulov (2014: 174)
55rIambic poem see DBBE: https://www.dbbe.ugent.be/occurrences/24532
55vBlank
56r–367vPs 1-150
367v–368rReferences to Κathismata
368r–369rPs 151
369r–372rOde 1
372r–379rOde 2
379r–381rOde 3
381r–384rOde 4
384r–385vOde 5
386r–387rOde 6
387r–390rOde 7
390r–393vDaniel 3:46-51 and Ode 8
393v–395vOde 9
395v–396rOde 13
396rThe vesperal hymn Φῶς ἱλαρὸν
398r–399rMakarismoi
399r–400vThe hymn of the Great Compline “Μεθ᾽ ἡμῶν ὁ Θεός”, cf. Isaiah 8:9-18.
400v–403vOde 12
404r–417vStichera, inc. “Ὡς γενναίον ἐν μαρτύσιν Συμεὼν ὑμνήσθωσαν”.
417v–419vMegalynaria
Bibliography
Bandt, C.: “Origenes (?), De divisione psalmorum”, in C. Bandt, Fr. X. Risch and B. Villani, Die Prologtexte zu den Psalmen von Origenes und Eusebius (Texte und Untersuchungen zur Geschichte der altchristlichen Literatur (TU) 183), Berlin–Boston 2019, 32–49.
Harlfinger, D.: “Beispiele der Maiuscula ogivalis inclinata vom Sinai und aus Damaskus”, in M. D'Agostino (ed.), Alethes Philia. Studi in onore di Giancarlo Prato (Collectanea, 23) Spoleto 2010, 461–477, 465, 467, 468, pl. I, VIIIa. 
Parpulov, G.: “Psalters and Personal Piety in Byzantium”, in R. Nelson (ed.), The Old Testament in Byzantium, Washington DC, 2010, 77–105, p. 89 (n. 54).
Parpulov, G.: Toward a History of Byzantine Psalters, ca. 850–1350 AD, Plovdiv 2014, 80 (n. 17), 81 (n. 23), 82 (n. 28), 87 (n. 7), 95 (n. 12), 95 (n. 12), 98 (n. 26), 100 (n. 45), 224 (n. 20), 234 (n. 43), Appendix B1. 
Catalogues
Gardthausen, V.: Catalogus codicum graecorum Sinaiticorum, Oxford 1886, 9. 
Kamil, M.: Catalogue of all manuscripts of the Monastery of St. Catharine on Mount Sinai, Wiesbaden 1970, 63. 
Rahlfs, A.: Verzeichnis der griechischen Handschriften des Alten Testaments (Mitteilungen des Septuaginta–Unternehmens der königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, 2), Berlin 1914, 287.