A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Bodl. 245

Summary Catalogue no.: 2127


Ralph of Flaix, Commentary on Leviticus
Rubric: Incipit prologus domni Radulfi Flauiacensis monachi in tractatu Leuitici

Followed by another prologue and the twenty books of the commentary, and preceded by a list of chapters.

Incipit: (prol.) Cum inter socios aliquando
Incipit: (text) Vocavit autem Dominus ... Huius libri initium
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 161 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 15 × 10.25 in.


2 cols.


Good initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 303)


In 1655 this had a black velvet binding, see MS. Bodl. 218 (SC 2054), but it was rebound about 1840–50


Origin: c. 1200 ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Owned by King Henry VIII, see MS. Bodl. 218 (SC 2054). A 16th cent. 'T' occurs on fol. 1.

Presented by Charles Howard, earl of Nottingham, in 1604.

Record Sources

Description adapted (June 2020) from the following sources:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, III (1973), no. 303 [decoration, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance and acquisition]

Last Substantive Revision

2020-06-16: Description revised to include all information in SC.