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MS. Bodl. 818

Summary Catalogue no.: 2697


Origen, Commentary on St. Matthew's Gospel
Incipit: Veniens autem Ihesus in partes
Explicit: poterat preses placari

Latin translation: comprising the commentary on Matthew XVI.13 to XXVII.64, here arranged as homilies CLXIII-CCCXLVII

The Greek original is wanting after Matthew XXII.33

The text ends a few sentences before the end of the commentary as printed in Migne's Patrol. Græca, tom. 13

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iii + 241 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 11.375 × 7.25 in.


Fol. 237 is injured


One illuminated capital

Many coloured capitals


Origin: 12th century, late

Provenance and Acquisition

Windsor, Berkshire, Royal collegiate chapel of St George (?) : No marks of Windsor ownership (MLGB3)

This volume appears to correspond with 'Postillæ imperfectæ', presented by the Dean and canons of Windsor in 1612. It was certainly in the Library by 1620

Record Sources

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

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2023-04-14: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1922)