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Rahlfs 1209

Turin, Biblioteca Nazionale Universitaria di Torino, C. II. 6. No diktyon: 63845.
s. X | Parchment, 323 ff., 290 × 230 mm |  Minuscule.
Catena in Psalmos. | Biblical text with catena commentary ("Textkatene”), that belongs to Catena Typus XI Karo-Lietzmann (CPG C24). However, it would be urgently advisable to reconsider the classification of the catena types on this point: Ra 1209 should not be assigned to type XI, but clearly to type VI. The manuscript has been very badly damaged by fire in 1904. It is the only witness of the second volume of the tripartite edition of the Catena Palestinensis (cf. CPG C12). Otherwise, only the first volume of this tripartite edition has survived (mss. Ra 1021, 1113, 1121, 1270). Together with Ra 1121, Ra 1209 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”. | Collation: Fully collated by Felix Albrecht in 2022 | Text-type: O (Albrecht).
Content
ff. 1r–323vCat. in Ps. 51–100 (fragm.)
Bibliography
Albrecht, F., “Solomon, Rahlfs, and Beyond: Commenting on Psalm 71 LXX (72 MT),” in XVIII Congress of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies. Edited by Marieke Dhont, Alison Salvesen, Joshua Alfaro, and Gideon Kotzé (forthcoming).
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. Tome 1 (SSL 43), Leuven 1986, 115–232.
Geerard, M./Noret, J., Clavis Patrum Graecorum, vol. 4, Concilia, Catenae (Corpus Christianorum), 2nd ed., Turnhout 2018, 275–277 (Catena Typus XI).
Karo, G./Lietzmann, H., Catenarum Graecarum Catalogus, Göttingen 1902, 38, 64–65. 
Mühlenberg, E., Psalmenkommentare aus der Katenenüberlieferung vol. 3, Untersuchungen zu den Psalmenkatenen (PTS 19), Berlin et al. 1978, 29 (Typ XI).
Catalogues
Cosentini, F., Inventari dei manoscritti delle biblioteche d’Italia, XXVIII, Firenze 1922, 36 (Nr. 300). 
De Sanctis, G., “Inventario dei codd. superstiti greci e lat. antichi della Bibl. Naz. di Torino”, in Rivista di filologia 32/3 (1904), 387–429. 582–586, 584 (Nr. 271).
Pasini, G./Rivautella, A./Berta, F., Codices Manuscripti Bibliothecae Regii Taurinensis Athenaei Per Linguas digesti, & binas in partes distributi, in quarum Prima Hebraei, & Graeci, in altera Latini, Italici, & Gallici, Taurini 1749, 311 (Nr. 221). 
Rahlfs, A., Verzeichnis der griechischen Handschriften des Alten Testaments (Mitteilungen des Septuaginta–Unternehmens der königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, 2), Berlin 1914, 299.