The James Catalogue of Western Manuscripts

Shelfmark O.3.15
Manuscript Title

Catena on Psalms

Alternative Title

Nicetae Catena In Psalmos Graece

James Number 1187
Century 16th
Physical Description

20 lines to a page. 


Part of the Gale collection, given to T.C.C. by Roger Gale in 1738. No old mark. (H. 10. No. 324.)

Donor Gale, Roger (1672-1744), Antiquary
Size (cm) 32 x 20.5
Folio cir. 400 ff.
Material Paper
Language Greek
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Eight leaves in the hand of Patrick Young(?), containing Catena in Psalmos
προσευχὴ Μωυσεῖ τῷ ἀνθρώπῳ του̑ θεου̑ ψαλμ. πθ.

1. Καλὸν ἀξίωμα τῷ Μωυσῇ
--Μακάριοι γὰρ οἱ ἐλεήμονες ὅτι αὐτοὶ ἐλεηθήσονται (f.2).
f.3 blank.

2. καὶ πέρας ἔστι. τὸ μὲν οὖν ἀληθω̑ς τε καὶ κυρίως μακάριον ἡ θεία φύσις λέγοιτ' ἂν εἰκότως.
On Ps. 1 supplying a lacuna in the text of this MS.

3. Further scholia on Pss. i-iv, xiv, at the end of which is:
Londini in aedibus meis prid. Non. Jan. 1626 ex. ms. codice Dn̅i Vsherii Hiberniae primatis descripsi.
f.1 Συναγωγὴ ἐξηγήσεων παρὰ Νικήτα του̑ Σερω̑ν εἰς τὸν ψαλτῆρα συναχθεισω̑ν φιλοπόνως
Πρόκειται μὲν ἡμῖν τω̑ν ἱερω̑ν ψαλμω̑ν ἡ ἐξήγησις.
At the bottom is
Ἐκ τω̑ν Μητροφανου̑ς (?) του̑ Κριτοπούλου.
On f.8
Hanc lacunam ex ms. D. Vsherii Primatis Armachani qui olim fuit Nicodemi Metaxae suppleuimus quam vide in charta proxima. Probably this is MS. 113 (Abbott's Catalogue) at Trinity College, Dublin: paper, cent. xvi.

The verso of the last leaf is stuck to a flyleaf. The last 3 leaves are a repetition of part of the comment on Ps. xlvii. The text goes down to Ps. lxxii.

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