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

MS. Bodl. 582

Summary Catalogue no.: 2204


Language(s): Latin

Jerome, Commentary on Ecclesiastes
Rubric: Expositio Ieronimi in Ęcclesiasten
(fol. 52v)
Theological notes
Rubric: Quedam exposiciones in theologia
Incipit: Sexto die formatur homo
(fol. 59)
Rubric: De nominibus Hebraicis interpretationes
Incipit: Adonay in Latinum dicitur Dominus

Based on the first eight chapters of the second book of the Instructiones of Eucherius, but fuller.

There are 13th, 14th, and 15th cent. lists of contents on fol. 1v and the outer covers: and some theological notes written with a metal stilus on fols. 64v-6.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 67 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 11 × 7 in.


Fine initials. By the same hand as London, B.L., Cotton MS. Caligula A. VIII. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 101, pl. X)


Contemporary binding of white leather on boards. Tabs with traces of colour woven fabric. Later title in red. Book-markers.


Origin: 12th century, second quarter ; English, Ely, cathedral priory

Provenance and Acquisition

Ely Cathedral: pressmark 'M. 23'.

Erased 15th-century ex libris, fol. 1.

Windsor, collegiate church. "Exposicio Ieronimi Super Ecclesiasten Et quedam Excepciones in Theologiam [?]", in red near top of front board (s. xiv). "Ieronimus super eclesiasten cum aliis" on back-board near top, and below it ‘d h’. Medieval binding. Usual chain mark. (MLGB3)

Presented by the Dean and canons of Windsor in 1612.

Record Sources

Description adapted (Jan. 2021) from the following sources:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, III (1973), no. 101 [decoration, origin, date, binding, provenance]
Summary Catalogue (1922)


Last Substantive Revision

2021-01-18: Description revised to incorporate all information in SC and Pächt and Alexander.