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

MS. Bodl. 422

Summary Catalogue no.: 2321


Origen, Homilies on Genesis

tr. Rufinus

Language(s): Latin
Origen, Homilies on Exodus

tr. Rufinus

Language(s): Latin
Origen, Homilies on Leviticus

tr. Rufinus

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


One fine historiated initial copying an earlier, probably insular, model, many good initials, some of which perhaps added, 12th century, second half. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 110, pl. XI)


White parchment on boards, clasp lost, but three old parchment markers remain, connected at the top, contemporary English work.


Origin: 12th century, second quarter ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

In some monastic library this volume bore the mark ‘.i.f’ and ‘.lj.’

Presented to the Library by sir Robert Cotton (who writes an inscription on a 'votiva ara' at fol. 1) in 1603.

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).

Last Substantive Revision

2022-04-04: Add binding information from Summary Catalogue.