Beta

Rahlfs 1839

Sinai, St. Catherine's Monastery, gr. 94. No diktyon: 58469.
ibid., NE X 121. No diktyon: 61311.
St. Petersburg, National Library of Russia, gr. 391. No diktyon: 57463.
a. 1293 | Parchment; Paper, 195 ff. (S) + 2 ff. (P), 210 × 150 mm  210 × 150 (Rahlfs ), 210 × 150 (Kamil), 1 col., 13 lines per page. |  Minuscule (Archaizing hand). | Provenance: Monastery of St. Catherine, Sinai. | Owner: Ἀρσένιος, ἐπίσκοπος τοῦ Σινᾶ.
Psalms and Odes. | The manuscript contains half of the verses in each Psalm and Ode. According to Rahlfs and Parpulov, it was used for antiphonal chanting during the liturgy. Rahlfs compares the manuscripts to the Syrian choral manuscripts. Cf. cod. Athos, Lavra 446 (mentioned by Rahlfs) and cod. Sinait. gr. 131 (mentioned by Galavaris). According to Parpulov, the Sinaitic fragment NE X 121 derives from the companion volume (the first one) of the cod. Sinait. gr. 94. Cf. the enlarged Alpha found in the flyleaf of the fragment, which refers to the number of the volume. | Text-type: L.
Content
S: 1r–117vPs 1- Ps 112:11a Tit. Δαβίδ προφήτου καὶ βασιλέως μέλος
P: 1r–2vPs 102:12a-Ps 103:3a
S: 118r–176rPs 103:3a-Ps 150
S: 176r–177vOde 1
S: 177v–182rOde 2
S: 182r–183rOde 3
S: 183r–184vOde 4
S: 184v–186vOde 5
S: 186v–186vOde 6
S: 186v–188vOde 7
S: 188v–190vDaniel 3:46-51 and Ode 8
S: 190v–192vOde 9
S: 191v–194vMakarismoi
S: 195rColophon by Arsenios
S: 195vBlank
Bibliography
Acerbi, F., A. Gioffreda: “Manoscritti scientifici della prima età paleologa in scrittura arcaizzante”, Scripta, 12, 2019, 9–52, 35.
Galavaris, G.: “Βιβλιογραφικὲς ἐνασχολήσεις τοῦ ἐπισκόπου τοῦ Σινᾶ Ἀρσένιου τὸν 13ον αἰώνα”, Βυζαντινά σύμμεικτα 9 (1994), 133–139, 136. 
Parpulov, G.: Toward a History of Byzantine Psalters, ca. 850–1350 AD, Plovdiv 2014, 68. 
Catalogues
Beneshevich, V. N.: Описание греческих рукописей монастыря святой Екатерины на Синае, I, Saint Petersburg 1911, 624–625.
Gardthausen, V.: Catalogus codicum graecorum Sinaiticorum, Oxford 1886, 20. 
Kamil, M.: Catalogue of all manuscripts of the Monastery of St. Catharine on Mount Sinai, Wiesbaden 1970, 65 (no. 93). 
Nikolopoulos, P. et al.: The New Finds of Sinai, Athens 1999, 176, tab. 23 (Sinait. NE X 121).
Rahlfs, A.: Verzeichnis der griechischen Handschriften des Alten Testaments (Mitteilungen des Septuaginta–Unternehmens der königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, 2), Berlin 1914, 290.