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

MS. Bodl. 295

Summary Catalogue no.: 2705


John Chrysostom, Homilies on Hebrews
Rubric: Expositio beati Iohannis Crisostomi super Epistolam ad Hebreos

Translated by Mutianus

In thirty-five homilies, except that a leaf is gone after fol. 15, all but the lower margin of one after fol. 20a, and eight leaves after fol. 98

Some erased 15th century notes are on fol. 69

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 102 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 15.625 × 13.375 in.


2 cols


Pächt and Alexander iii. 277

Fine decorative initials


White leather on boards, with two clasps, one old with a leather tag, English 14th century (?) work, worn (Summary Catalogue). 'Original boards and sewing' (Pächt and Alexander).

Usual chain mark. Two straps remain, one complete with metal clasp and thong to tie on to a nail on the backboard, the other lacking the thong (MLGB3)


Origin: 12th century, second half ; England (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Windsor, Berkshire, Royal collegiate chapel of St George: Pressmark "D H" at head of fol. 1r.

Presented by the dean and chapter of Windsor in 1612

Record Sources

Description adapted (March 2023) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973)

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2023-01-06: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1922)