The James Catalogue of Western Manuscripts

Shelfmark B.17.1
Manuscript Title

Pauline Epistles (Codex Augiensis)

Alternative Title

Epistolae Pauli Graece et Latine (Codex Augiensis)

James Number 412
Century 9th
Physical Description

Double columns. Greek uncials inside, Latin minuscules outside, of 28 lines each.


Given by Dr Bentley

Inside the cover are these notes

1. Erased: tempus ad huc vixi...

2. Georgii Michaelis Wepfer Schaphusiani [1591-1695]

3. Iani Ludovici Christiani Miegii. [a family of Basle]

4. Emptus hie codex Richardo Bentleio. A.Dni. MDCCXVIII.

5. In pencil. This MS. is not written in Anglo-Saxon characters, as has been described, but in the renovated minuscule of the Caroline period (saec. ix vel x).I. O. W.

6. Collatus et transcriptus hic codex integer. F. H. Scrivener, 1855.

7. Codex Augiensis (supposed to have been written in the ninth century) noted F in the second part of Wetstein's N. T.

Vid. Marsh's Michaelis Chap. viii. Sect. vi. 4. Wetstein's Prolegon. Vol. I, p. 153, Vol. ii, p. 6. Monk's Life of Bentley ii, p. 121. Hunc Codicem parvi aestimavit Wetstenius plurimi Bentleius, vid. eius not. ms. ad init. Novi Testamenti Oxon. 1675 8vo. [Adv. d. 2. 3,4] quocum contulit J. W. 1839.

On the last leaf in a hand of early xvith cent.
hic liber est monastery augie
maioris qui per dominum de wildenstain
abbatem accomodatus fuit magistro
georgio Scho(re)ntin(?) de schorndorff
decretorum doctor; canco in sindelfingen tempore basiliensis [sc. concilii].

Below this in the hand of the original scribe,
Tu domine uniuersorum. qui nullam habes indigentiam.

Also, in a late xvth cent. hand, the Greek alphabet and the declension of the article headed:Articulus grecorumMasculinum genus in summo loco(?).

On the last fly-leaf (stuck to the cover), Si Deus nobiscum quis contra nos (xvi). An illegible name.

Note by Bentley:Monasterium Augiae in Belgis ubi institutus est goddeschalcus.

Donor Bentley, Richard (1662–1742), Philologist and Classical Scholar, Master of Trinity
Size (cm) 24 x 19
Folio 136 ff.
Binding Of cent. xv. Wooden board, clasp of skin with brass end and fastening, half-bound in white skin stamped with a pattern. [clasp missing in 2001]. At the top the initials G. M. W. (Wepfer, a former owner) have been imprinted. A late title inked on the back is illegible. On the wood in large black letter (xv) is
Epistole pauli Grece ● et Latine.
Material Parchment
Language GreekLatin

18 (1 stuck to cover: wants 2-7) | 28-128 138 (between 7 and 8 is inserted a quire of 8 ff. which should follow quire 7)-178 (wants 8 blank) | 1 leaf stuck down. There are signatures to the following quires, 12 ΙΓ,13 ΙΔ, 14 ΙΕ, 15 Ις. They are in the middle of the lower margin of the last page.

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For a full transcript of the text of this MS. see F. H. Scrivener's Codex Augiensis, Cambridge, 1859. Also Hort in Journ. Philol. 1871.

The Greek text of the MS. is a copy of Codex Boernerianus at Dresden (G of the Epistles), and is of no independent value. It is principally interesting as a late specimen of western Greek calligraphy. The Latin version in Dr Hort's opinion is Vulgate conformed to the Greek by the help of the Latin version in G.

It contains :
f.7 Romans iii. 19-end
ΜÎc) . ΛΕΓΕΙ . ΙΝΑ . ΠΑΝ . ΣΤΟΜΑ dicit ut omne os.
f.32 1 Cor. Title in vermilion capitals, as throughout
In iii.8-v.14 the Greek is wanting, and a space is left for it.
This is again the case in vi.7-14.
The misplaced quire now bound as ff.103-110 contains 1 Cor. xv.
5 to 2 Cor. v.20. Consequently 2 Cor. begins on f.104b.
f.67 Gal.
f.76 Eph.
f.85b Phil.
f.92 Col.
f.98b In ii.1-8, the Greek is wanting, and a space is left for it
1 Thess. The misplaced quire intervenes here, in 1 Thess. iv.
f.112b 2 Thess.
f.115b 1 Tim.
f.122b 2 Tim. Title in darker red
f.116b Titus
f.130 Philemon
f.131b Inc. argumentum in Epistolam ad Hebreos
Inprimis dicendum est cur apostolus paulus
-greco sermone composuit.
f.131b Text of Ep. to Hebrews in Latin only.
Ending on f.139b.
Then follows an extract without title, beginning:
f.139b Post illam generalem baptismi gratiam et illud preciosissimum mastrrii (sic) donum
Ends f.141b:
idest carnalia uitia ad ea quae inante sunt extendetur hoc est spiritalia dona atq. uirtutes.
This and the Prologue to Hebrews are both found also in the works of Rabanus Maurus, (P.L. cxii. 711, 1329): the 'Epilogue' not identified by Scrivener is, as Dr J. A. Robinson has noted, an extract from the Collationes of John Cassian. Coll. xx. c. viii.(Abbatis Pinufii), P.L. xlix. 1159-1165.

On the margin of f.139b is a note in two hands; referring to the extract. The first hand is that of Mieg, a former possessor: the second I do not recognise, unless it be Bentley's hand a good deal blotted. [Apparently not Bentley's.]
(1) respondent haec quadantenus variis illis remittendi peccata modis quorum meminit Origenes Homil. 2. in Levit.
(2) imo potius conveniunt iis quae Cumianus habet (not, I think, 'Fota' as H ap. Scrivener, p. xxv, note) in 1. de Poenitentiarum mensura, qui auctor vixit annoo 640. et iis quae extant B. Patr. T. xii. p.92.


Berschin, W., Die Griechisch-Lateinische Paulus-Handschrift der Reichenau "Codex Paulinus Augiensis" (Cambridge, Trinity College B.17.1), Zeitschrift für die Geschichte des Oberrheins. 155. Band (Der neuen Folge 116. Band), (Stuttgart, 2007)

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