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Rahlfs 609

Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, supplément grec 500. No diktyon: 53244.
s. XVI | Paper, 102 ff., 220 × 160 mm, 1 col. |  Minuscule (different scripts). | Scribe: unknown  different scribes. | Provenance: Acquired by Minoïdes Minas (as part of Codices Parisini suppl. gr. 473–504) at one of his journeys to Greece (1840–1855). Minas was commissioned by the French government to search for mss. in European Turkey, Asia Minor, and at Mount Athos. Next to Ra 609, the following Rahlfs mss. belong to the Minas group of mss.: Ra_610, Ra_1147, Ra_1748, Ra_1752, Ra_1754. Ra 609 is first mentioned in a list that was compiled by Minas on February 10, 1843, after he returned from his second tour to Mount Athos (September 1842 – February 1843); cf. Melissakis: Διασπορά, 486, n. 27; Omont: Minoïde Mynas, 405, n. 5; and Minas’ own travel notes, Codex Paris. suppl. gr. 754, f. 12v. Mc Cown’s suggestion that the ms. came from the Levant (Mc Cown: Testament, p. 13), is proofless. In 1864, it came into the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris. | Owner: Μινωίδης Μηνάς (01.12.1788–30.12.1859)  cf. f. 1r. Ownership note by the hand of Minas (f. 102v).
Miscellaneous ms. by different hands (ff. 1r-87v; 88r-93v; 94r-95v; 99rv; 101v), containing a selection of three pseudo-Solomonic texts, namely the biblical books of Eccl and Cant, followed by the parabiblical Testament of Solomon. Modern binding (s. XIX). | Used by Gentry for his edition of Ecclesiastes (Ra 609), and by McCown for his edition of the Testament of Solomon (siglum I).Collation: Septuaginta-Unternehmen der Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen (Eccl, Cant); Mc Cown (TestSal). | Text-type: cI (Eccl), A-recension (TestSal).
Content
1r–20r(Ps.-)Marcus Porcius Cato, Disticha a Maximo Planude graece versa, cum glossis
20vblank
21r–51vSophocles, Electra cum argumento, glossis et scholiis
52r–57rAnonymi de mundi creatione incipit Ἐν ἀρχῇ ἐποίησεν ὁ Θεὸς τὸν οὐρανόν
57v–59vblank
60rverses from Ecclesiastes
60v–61vblank
62r–74rEcclesiastes cum scholiis
74vblank
75r–77vCanticum 1:2–4:8b (in.)
78r–82rTestamentum Salomonis CAVT 162, BHG 2390
82vblank
83r–87vDe Agarenis vel Ismaelitis incipit Ἔστι δὲ καὶ ἡ μεχρὶ τοῦ νῦν
88r–95rSententiae variae incipit Εἴπερ ὁ Θεὸς εἶναι νοῦς
95v–98vblank
99r–99v(Ps.-)Nonnus, Scholia mythologica CPG 3011
100r–101rblank
101vscribal note
102rblank
102vownership note
Bibliography
Gentry, P.J.: Text History of the Greek Ecclesiastes. Introduction to the Göttingen Septuagint Edition of Ecclesiastes (De Septuaginta Investigationes 17), Göttingen 2022, p. 135 (Text-type in Eccl).
Istrin, V.M.: Греческие списки »Завещания Соломона« (Летопись Историко–филологическаго общества при Императорскомъ Новороссийскомъ Университетъ 7, Византийское отделение 4), Odessa 1899, 49–98, p. 49, p. 75.
McCown, C.C. (ed.): The Testament of Solomon. Edited from Manuscripts at Mount Athos, Bologna, Holkham Hall, Jerusalem, London, Milan, Paris and Vienna. With Introduction (UNT 9), Leipzig 1922, pp. 12–13 (Provenance, Ownership).
Melissakis, Z.: Η διασπορά χειρογράφων του Αγίου Όρους σε βιβλιοθήκες του εξωτερικού: η περίπτωση του Κωνσταντίνου – Μηνά Μηνωϊδη. The Dissemination of Athonite Manuscripts in Libraries beyond Greece. The Case–study of Minas Minoidis, Thessaloniki 2001 (unpublished), p. 486, n. 27 (Provenance, Ownership).
Omont, H.: Minoïde Mynas et ses missions en Orient (1840–1855), in: Memoires de l’Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres 40 (1916), 337–421 (Provenance, Ownership).
Catalogue
Omont, H.: Inventaire sommaire des manuscrits grecs de la Bibliothèque Nationale Vol. 3, Paris 1888, p. 270.
Rahlfs, A.: Verzeichnis der griechischen Handschriften des Alten Testaments (Mitteilungen des Septuaginta–Unternehmens der königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen 2), Berlin 1914, p. 215.
Edition
Gentry, P.J. (ed.): Ecclesiastes (Septuaginta. Vetus Testamentum Graecum auctoritate Academiae Scientiarum Gottingensis editum XI/2), Göttingen 2019 (Ra 609).
McCown, C.C. (ed.): The Testament of Solomon. Edited from Manuscripts at Mount Athos, Bologna, Holkham Hall, Jerusalem, London, Milan, Paris and Vienna. With Introduction (UNT 9), Leipzig 1922 (siglum I).
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