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MS. Holkham Gr. 50

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

Diktyon no.: 48118

Theophylact of Ohrid on Jonah, Nahum and Micah


Language(s): Greek

1. (fols 1r-36v)
Theophylact of Ohrid, In Ionam

PG 126, 906–970.

2. (fols 36v-82r)
Theophylact of Ohrid, In Nahum

PG 126, 970–1050; fol. 82r: ⟨Additamentum seu hypothesis (Epiphanii)⟩, BHG 1316, PG 81, 1789–1790.

3. (fols 82v-161r)
Theophylact of Ohrid, In Michaeam

PG 126, 1050–1191.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: ii + 161 + ii at the end numbered as 162–163. (Parts of) certain folios retain space for later additions, which were never filled: fols 1r, 36v, 82v.
Dimensions (leaf): 191 × 135 mm.


20 quires of 8 + 1 quire of 9 (fols 177–185); quire markings with Greek numerals on top of rectos strating from α.


20 lines per page


The same as MSS. Holkham Gr. 48–49 and 51.


Additions: Prophets’ names in hand of Morezenos? (on top of each page).


MSS Holkham Gr. 49–51 were once bound in one volume. See also Barbour, 601: ’50–51 originally one volume’. Barbour missed 49, but implies it as she gives collectively three manuscripts’ numbers and codicological details (ie MS Holkham Gr. 49–51, in the description of MS Holkham Gr. 51). 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: COMMENTAR/IN JONAM/ NAHUM ET/ MICHÆAM GR./ MS. SÆC. XV./ ; in pasted black leather: MS. /HOLKHAM/ Gr. 50.


Origin: 16th c.

Provenance and Acquisition

Ownership Notes: fol. 1r (at the top): ἐκ τῶν μάρκου Ἱερέως τοῦ μορ(ε)ζήνου; handwritten note in black ink by B. de Montfaucon: 1698· Codex num. 28. Commen-/tarii Anonymi in Jonam/ Nahum, et Michaeam/ 200 circiter annorum·

Old Catalogue Nrs: Nrs: fol. ir: (in pencil); Holk Cat. No. 117 130 77 CI.B14. fol. 1r (at the bottom), in brown ink): Οον =Morezenos 70; Giustiniani 28; Olim Holkham Hall, Libr. of the Earl of Leicester, 77.

Record Sources

Description by Dimitrios Skrekas (September 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

2018-09-10: Record fully revised: new description by Dimitris Skrekas.