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Rahlfs 142

Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Theol. gr. 8 (olim 150, Lamb. 10). No diktyon: 71675.
s. XI | Parchment, 276 ff., 350 × 280 mm, 1 col., 25 (commentary), ca. 47 (catena) lines per page. |  Minuscule (Perlschrift; See Hunger, 15); Majuscule (Alexandrinische Auszeichnungsmajuskel; Titles and the text of the Psalms. See Hunger, 15). | Provenance: The manuscript was brought from Constantinople to Austria by the diplomat Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq (1522–1592).
Commentary on the Psalms with marginal catena. | Catena Type V (Karo-Lietzmann). CPG C10a (5), C18, C24. Some marginalia have been added to the manuscript by a later hand (s. XIII–XIV). The commentary has the following three lacunae: Ps 5–37:9, Ps 74:4–75:6 and Ps 118:159–165. Richard, 219, relates the manuscript to Cod. Par. gr. 168 and argues that both manuscripts contain an anonymous commentary on the Psalms, in which there are fragments attributed to Diodore of Tarsus and to a certain Anastasios. The catena consists of scholia by Apollinarius of Laodicea, Asterius, Athanasius of Alexandria, Basil of Ceasarea, Clement of Alexandria, Cyril of Alexandria, Didymus the Blind, Diodore of Tarsus, Epiphanius of Salamis, Eusebius of Ceasarea, Hesychios of Jerusalem, Gregory of Nazianzus, Gregory of Nyssa, John Chrysostom, Jerome the Presbyter, John of Skythopolis, Olympiodoros, Origen, Severus of Antioch, Sophronios of Jerusalem, Theodore of Mopsuestia, Theodore of Heraclea and Theodoret of Cyrus. For a detailed analysis of the different types of the catena and their exact distribution in the manuscript see Cadiou, 16-28.Text-type: L (?).
Content
1–276vAnonymous commentary on the Psalms (main text) with a marginal catena in two layers Part of the commentary is ascribed to Diodore of Tarsus, see Hunger, 14, and Cadiou, 15. According to Cadiou, 16, the text of the internal margin is a catena consisting of excerpts by several authors, whereas the external margin contains only one commentary attributed to Origen
Bibliography
Dorival, G., Les chaînes exégétiques grecques sur les Psaumes: contribution à l'étude d'une forme littéraire, Tome 2, Leuven 1989, 8–18. 
Dorival, G., Les chaînes exégétiques grecques sur les Psaumes: contribution à l'étude d'une forme littéraire, Tome 3, Leuven 1992, 236–238. 
Dorival, G.: Les chaînes exégétique s grecques sur les Psaumes: contribution à l'étude d'une forme littéraire, V, Leuven 2018, 209–222.
Karo, G., I. Lietzmann: “Catenarum graecarum catalogus” (Nachrichten der Königl. Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, Philologisch–historische Klasse), Göttingen 1902, 29. 
Kinzig, W.:  In search of Asterius: Studies on the Authorship of the Homilies on the Psalms, Forschungen zur Kirchen– und Dogmengeschichte Bd. 47, Göttingen 1990, 73, 75, 80, 167.
Mühlenberg, E.: Psalmenkommentare aus der Katenenüberlieferung, Band III, Berlin–New York 1978, 289.
Parpulov, G.: Toward a History of Byzantine Psalters, ca. 850–1350 AD, Plovdiv 2014, Appendix B1. 
Richard, M.: “ΑΠΟ ΦΩΝΗΣ”, Byzantion 20 (1950), 191–222, 219.
Catalogues
Hunger, H., Kresten, O.: Katalog der griechischen Handschriften der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek, Teil 3/1: Codices Theologici 1 – 100, Wien 1976, 14–15.
Rahlfs, A.: Verzeichnis der griechischen Handschriften des Alten Testaments (Mitteilungen des Septuaginta–Unternehmens der königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, 2), Berlin 1914, 318. 
Editions
Cadiou, R.: Commentaires inédits des Psaumes. Étude sur les textes d'Origène contenus dans le manuscrit Vindobonensis 8, Paris 1936, 15–28 (Edition of Origen’s excerpts on the Psalms based on this manuscript).
Corderius, B.: Expositio Patrum graecorum in Psalmos, III, Antverpiae 1646 (Corderius used the manuscript for his edition).