Beta

Rahlfs 196

Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Grec 25 (olim Colb. 5235). No diktyon: 49586.
s. XII | Parchment (ff. 1–257); Paper (ff. I–II), 257 ff., 1 col., 17 lines per page. |  Minuscule (Perlschrift). | Scribe: deleted colophon on f. 257v. | Provenance: The manuscript was donated by Joseph Georgirenes, on his return from the island of Patmos, to Louis XIV on March 25, 1676.  Cf. the note, which is inserted between ff. 1 and 2. A similar note, attributed to François Sevin, can be read in Cod. Par. gr. 86, between ff. 4 and 5. Cf. Rahlfs, Verzeichnis, 196; Holmes, Account, 33Owner: Ἰωσὴφ Γεωργειρήνης  Archbishop of Samos from 1666; Ownership note, f. 230r: Τὸ παρὸν ψαλτήριον ἐκομίσθει παρὰ τῆς ἐν πάτμῳ βιβλοθίκης [sic.], ἐξ ἐμοῦ ἰωσὴφ γεωργειρήνη, ταπεινοῦ ἀρχιεπισκόπου ῥωμάιου, τῆς νήσου σάμου καὶ ἐπ'ἐδώθει τῷ εὐσεβεστάτῳ καὶ κραταιῷ βασιλεῖ ΛΟΔΟΒΙΚῼ τῷ μἐγᾳ ἐνέτους, χριστοῦ ̗αχος, μηνὶ, μαρτίῳ-κε. A similar note is also present in Cod Par. gr. 86 (Aland 279), f. 12v, and Cod. Par. gr. 118 (Aland 294), f. 238v. Cf. Jackson 2011: 57.
Psalms and Odes. | Defective at the beginning and at the end. Between ff. 9 and 10, a leaf was torn off, the numbering was added later. The manuscript must have lost several folios since Psalms 1:1–2:2, 9:23-31, 84:9–85:5 are missing. Furthermore, the Odes end on f. 250v with Ode 11, while on f. 251r follows the Epistula ad Marcellinum of St. Athanasius, with some variants. Some marginal notes are visible on ff. 183r-v. On f. 118r is an Ornamental headband on f. 118r.Text-type: L.
Content
1–229rPs 2:3–150
229r–230rPs 151
231r–233rOd 1
233r–238rOd 2
238r–239vOd 3
239v–242rOd 4
242r–243rOd 5
243r–244rOd 6
244r–247rOd 7
247r–249rOd 8
249r–250v (lin. 9)Od 9
250v (lin. 10)Od 11:10a-11b
251r–257vAthanasius, Epistula ad Marcellinum de interpretatione Psalmorum PG 27, 12-45
Bibliography
Holmes, R.: The second annual account of the collation of the Mss. of the Septuagint–Version, Oxford 1790, 33.
Jackson, D. F.: “A Delivery of Greek manuscripts in 1686”, in Scripta 3 (2010), 73–75, 75.
Jackson, D. F.: “Colbert Greek Manuscript Binding 1679–1683”, in Codices manuscripti, Zeitschrift für Handschriftenkunde 76/77 (2011), 51–59.
Parpulov, G.: Toward a History of Byzantine Psalters ca. 850–1350 AD, Plovdiv 2014, App. B1. 
Catalogues
Omont, H.: Inventaire sommaire des manuscrits grecs de la Bibliothèque nationale et des autres bibliothèques de Paris et des Départements, I, Paris 1886, 5. 
Rahlfs, A.: Verzeichnis der griechischen Handschriften des Alten Testaments, Berlin 1914 (Mitteilungen des Septuaginta–Unternehmens der königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen 2), 196.