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

MS. Bodl. 370

Summary Catalogue no.: 2480


Stephen Langton, Commentary on Ecclesiastes
Rubric: Incipit Prologus magistri Stephani Cantuariensis in Expositione Ecclesiastici
Incipit: (prologue) Hoc nomen Ecclesiastes interpretatur concionator
Incipit: (text) Omnis sapientia ... Hoc nomen omnis
Explicit: subtrahit carni sue
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 238 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 13.875 × 9.75 in.


2 cols



Accompanying Material

The binding is from the 17th century and the fly-leaves are comprised of pages from a 16th century edition of Cicero's Letters. Other pages from this copy of Cicero that were used as fly-leaves are found in MS. Bodl. 203, MS. Bodl. 204, MS. Bodl. 215, MS. Bodl. 244, MS. Bodl. 568 and MS. Bodl. 711


Origin: 13th century, second half ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by William Ballow of Christ Church, Oxford in 1604

Record Sources

Description adapted (March 2023) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1922)

Last Substantive Revision

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