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MS. Holkham Gr. 36

Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)

Diktyon no.: 48104

Chrysostom on Genesis, 11th century


Language(s): Greek

John Chrysostom, Homilies on Genesis 34–43

CPG 4409

1. (fols 1r-2r)

homilia 34, inc. mut. ἢ ὑπὸ τῶν ἄλλων ἣ ὑπὸ τῶν ἄλλων παθῶν, ἀλλὰ τῷ λογισμῷ περιγίνεσθαι, PG 53, 313. 44–321, but with a gap after fol. 1v: Ἀλλ’ ἴδωμεν ἐκ τῶν προσφάτως ⟨ἀνεγνωσμένων⟩ … PG 53, 314.44; up to PG 53, 321.13: καὶ οὕτω τὴν γῆν καθάπερ τὸν οὐρανὸν οἰκήσομεν … fol. 2r.

2. (fols 2r-10v)

Homilia 35, PG 53, 321–332.

3. (fols 10v-19r)

Homilia 36, PG 53, 332–341.

4. (fols 19r-26r)

Homilia 37, PG 53, 341–350.

5. (fols 26r-36r)

Homilia 38, PG 53, 350–360.

6. (fols 36r-43r)

Homilia 39, PG 53, 360–368.

7. (fols 43r-49r)

Homilia 40, PG 53, 368–374.

8. (fols 49r-58v)

Homilia 41, PG 53, 374–385.

9. (fols 58v-68r)

Homilia 42, PG 54, 385–395.

10. (fols 68r-71v)

Homilia 43, des. mut. ἴδωμεν τὴν μανίαν τὴν ⟨πάσης συγγνώμης⟩ … PG 54, 395–399, 11.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment (rather worn, some damp-staining, signs of use and repairs, fols 1; 2; 19; 68; 70)
Extent: ii + 73 + ii
Dimensions (leaf): 373 × 260 mm.


Written in 2 columns, 36 lines per column


Titles and headings are written in uncial (fols 2r; 10v; 19r; 26r; 36r; 43r; 49r; 58v; 68r).


Typical Holkham binding of dark brown leather, with Coke family ostrich crest in gilt in the centre of the upper cover; Date: early nineteenth century. Rebound by John Jones of Liverpool (worked for Holkham 1816–1823. The spine lettered in gilt vertically: S CHRYSOSTOMI HOMILIÆ IN GENESIN GR. MS. SÆC. X./ in pasted black leather: MS. /HOLKHAM/ Gr. /36


Origin: 11th century

Provenance and Acquisition

Ownership Notes: fol. 2r: handwritten note in black ink by B. de Montfaucon: 1698. Chrysostomi in Genesin quaedam Homiliae/ codex 700 annorum. Num. 6.

Old Catalogue Nrs: 1st pastedown: 662 e (in pencil); fol. ir: Holk Cat. No. 77 (post cor. 9) 81 C3B.9 (in pencil); Morezenos (unknown number); Giustiniani 6. Holkham Hall, Libr. of the Earl of Leicester, 61.

Record Sources

Description by Dimitrios Skrekas (2018), with the support of the Leventis Foundation, the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research, the Yerolemou Trust and the Michael Marks Charitable Trust.


Last Substantive Revision

2018-08-21: Record fully revised: new description by Dimitris Skrekas.