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Rahlfs 190

Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Coislin 187. No diktyon: 49326.
IX/2 or X | Parchment, 193 ff., 290 × 210 mm, 1 col., 30 lines per page. |  Majuscule (Alexandrinische Auszeichnungsmajuskel; Psalms); Majuscule (Small-sized majuscule; Marginal scholia); Minuscule (Minuscola quadrata; Catena). | Owners: Esphigmenou Monastery (Athos)  cf. the notes by a later hand on f. 68v and f. 186r, Pierre Séguier († 1672)  Pierre Séguier possessed this manuscript thanks to the Cypriot priest Athanasios. See Missions (1902: 855).
Catena on the Psalms and catena on the Odes with marginal scholia. | The script resembles the bookhand of Stephanos (RGK I 365), who copied in 888 the famous Euclid manuscript (Oxford, Bodleian Library, D’ Orville 301) for Arethas of Ceasarea. These marginal scholia in semi-uncial script bear some similarity to Arethas’ writing style. The catena on the Psalms consist of excerpts from Athanasius of Alexandria, John Chrysostom, Cyril of Alexandria, Theodoret, and Maximos. The majority of them are attributed to Athanasius. The marginal scholia contain excerpts from Cosmas Indikopleustes, Germanos, Heschychius, John Chrysostom, Jerome the Presbyter, Neilos, Origen, Theodoret and other anonymous authors, cf. Devreesse (1962:163) and Karo-Lietzmann (1902:64). Source of Hexaplaric fragments, cf. Montfaucon (1715:244). | Text-type: L.
Content
1r–175rCatena on the Psalms 17:36d–150 CPG C14, C40.8, C40.9
175v–177vCatena on the Ode 1
178r–180rOde 2 with few scholia
180r–181rOde 3
181r–186vCatena on the Ode 4
186v–187(a)vCatena on the Ode 5
187(a)v–188vCatena on the Ode 6
189r–192rCatena on the Ode 7
192r–193vCatena on the Ode 8
193vCatena on the Ode 9
Bibliography
Dorival, G.: Les chaînes exégétiques grecques sur les Psaumes: contribution à l'étude d'une forme littéraire, Tome 2, Leuven 1989, 64–82. 
Field, F.: Origenis Hexaplorum quae supersunt sive veterum interpretum Graecorum in totum Vetus Testamentum fragmenta, vol. 2, Oxford 1875, 83 (Hexapla). 
Karo, G., Lietzmann, H.: Catenarum graecarum catalogus (Nachrichten der Königl. Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, Philologisch–historische Klasse), Göttingen 1902, 64. 
Montfaucon, B.: Hexaplorum Origenis quae supersunt, Tomus I, Paris 1713, 472 (Hexapla). 
Omont, H.: “Missions archéologiques françaises en Orient aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles”, Collection de documents inédits sur l'Histoire de France Partie 2, Paris 1902, 855. 
Rahlfs, A.: Der Text des Septuaginta Psalters, Göttingen 1907, 9 (“K”).
Catalogues
Devreesse, R.: Catalogue des manuscrits grecs. II, le fonds Coislin, Paris 1962, 162–163. 
Montfaucon, B.: Bibliotheca Coisliniana, olim Segueriana, Paris 1715, 244. 
Rahlfs, A.: Verzeichnis der griechischen Handschriften des Alten Testaments (Mitteilungen des Septuaginta–Unternehmens der königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, 2), Berlin 1914, 188. 
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