The James Catalogue of Western Manuscripts

Shelfmark B.10.16
Manuscript Title

New Testament

Alternative Title

Novum Testamentum Graece (omissa Apocalypsi).

James Number 227
Date Cent. xiv (1316).
Century 14th
Physical Description

28 lines to a page. Last leaves mutilated.


Given by Bentley. Written by Jacobus on Mt Sinai. Then at Pantocrator.

Donor Bentley, Richard (1662–1742), Philologist and Classical Scholar, Master of Trinity
Size (cm) 20 x 13
Folio 363 ff.
Material Paper
Language Greek

α1010 ε8 ς10-ιβ12 ιγ10-ιζ10 ιη8 ιθ12 κ10 κα10 (9 canc.) κβ10 κγ8 κδ1012 λα10 λβ10 (3 canc.) -λς6 λζ8 λη? (four left).

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f.1 εὐαγγέλιον κατὰ Ματθαῖον
f.46b Ευαγγέλιον κατὰ Ματθ. στιχ. δισχίλιοι ἑξακόσιοι.
ἐξ οδο [James has θ΄ above second ο of οδο] 7` .:.
f.47 Κοσμᾶ ἰνδικοπλεύστου. Μάρκος
Οὗτος ὁ δεύτερος πέτρος ἐν ρώμη.
f.47b Verses. Λόγων ὁ Μάρκος τὴν άείρρυτον χύσιν κ.τ.λ.
Ἰσετέον ὅτο τὸ κατὰ Μάρκον εὐαγγ. κ.τ.λ.
f.48 Text. No stichometric note.
f.76b Luke, with exactly similar prefatory matter.
On f.78b are marks of a bit of an uncial MS.
Act., Cath. Epp., Paul. Epp. follow.
Heb. ends f.333 -στιχοι ψ̅γ.
Then follow: Περὶ τω̑ν άποστόλων εἱ̑ς ἕκαστος που̑ ἐκήρυξε κ. άπέθανε κ. που̑ τὰ ὅσια αὐτω̑ν σώματα ἀπόκεινται. Σίμων Πέτρος. πόντω γαλατία καππαδοκία βιθυνία ἀσία κηρύξας τὸ εὐαγγ. ἐπὶ νέρωνος σταυρου̑ται ἐν ῥώμη.
It is the Ps. Dorotheus on the 72 Disciples.
f.336 Synaxarion
f.346b Prefatory matter to St Matthew lost or omitted at the beginning
f.348 (Vita Jacobi)
Ιάκωβος γενόμενος ἐπίσκοπος πρω̑τος
--υἱὸς δὲ του̑ ἰωσὴφ ὁ κύριος ἐνομίζετο.
f.350 Table showing when each gospel is read
f.351b Ἀκολουθία εἰς τὸ άπαμφιάσαι τὴν ἁγίαν τράπεζαν: mut. at end
There is a gap after quire λς΄.
Canons (penitential) imperfect at the beginning.
f.355 Ὑπόθεσις τῆς βίβλου τω̑ν πράξεων
πράξεις ἀποστόλων τὸ βιβλίον καλεῖται
--ἀποδημίαν αὐτου̑.
f.358 Εὐχὴ ἐπὶ ἄνοιξιν ναου̑ βεβηλωθέντος
Other prayers follow, the last is
f.358b εὐχὴ ἐπὶ μιαροφαγησάντων
f.358b Canons (penitential etc.) with marginal references
They continue to the end, which is imperfect.
The Colophon f.160b is:
αὕτη ἡ βίβλος ἤγουν τὸ ἅγιον εὐαγγέλιον ὁμοίως καί ὁ ἀπόστολος ἐγράφησαν ἐν τω̑ ὄρει τω̑ ἁγίω συνᾶ ἓνθα μωυσῆς οἴδεν τὴν ἁγίαν βάτον καὶ ἐδέξατο τὸν νόμον.
ἐγράφησαν δὲ ἐν ἔτη ς̅ω̅κ̅δ διὰ χειρὸς ἐμου̑ ἁμαρτωλου̑ 'Ιακώβου ἱερου ἱερομοναχου Six lines and a half erased follow.

Collated by F. H. Scrivener in February 1854. His collation and an account of the MS. are printed in his Codex Augiensis, p. xxxviii. sqq. and appendix. He calls the MS. w in the Gospels and k in the Acts. In his Introduction to Textual Criticism it is 507. In Gregory's proll. to Tischendorf it is Evv. 489, Ac. 195, P 252. In W. H. it is 102. Bentley called it T1.


Turyn, A., Dated Greek Manuscripts of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries in the Libraries of Great Britain, Dumbarton Oaks Studies 17, (Washington D.C., 1980), pp. 79-82, Plates 55, 111c

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