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

MS. Bodl. 683

Summary Catalogue no.: 2757


Gregory the Great, Moralia in Job (Volume 1 of a two-volume set; the second volume is MS. Bodl. 253)
Rubric: Moralia beati Gregorii pape per contemplationem sumpta in librum beati Iob

Parts 1-3 (see fols 94, 191), Books 1-16, with the Epistola and Prefatio at the beginning

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 280 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 16 × 11.625 in.


2 cols


Pächt and Alexander iii. 82

Good initials


Stamped white sheepskin (about 1602) on older sewing and boards, worn


Origin: 12th century, beginning ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

Exeter, Devon, Cathedral church of St Peter (MLGB3: inferred evidence)

MS. Bodl. 683 (pars i) and MS. Bodl. 253 (pars ii) form one set (MLGB3)

Presented by the dean and chapter of Exeter in 1602.

Record Sources

Description adapted (November 2022) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973)

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2022-11-14: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1922)