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

MS. Kennicott 14

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

Contents

Bible,

with 'modern' chapter divisions

(fol.1)

Gen. (pref. Stegmüller, Repertorium 284 and 285)-Deut.; Iosue; Iudic.; Ruth; I–IV Reg. (pref. 323), I, II Paralip. (pref. 328); I Esdras (pref. 330); Nehemias (here called II Esdras); Tobias (pref. 332); Iudith (pref. 335); Hester (pref. 341); I, II Machab.

(fol.190)

Psalterium duplex, in the Hebrew and Gallican versions (pref.414, 430, 443, 429), followed (fol.239v) by the apocryphal psalm Pusillus eram; and the canticles: Ego dixi in excessu dierum (Is.38.10); Confirmatum est cor meum (1 Reg. 2.1–11); Cantemus domino gloriose (Ex.15.1–20); Domine audivi auditionem (Hab.3); Attende celum (Deut.32.1–44), all in a version which seems to agree with that of the MSS. BCOP in J. Mearns, Canticles Eastern and Western, 1914, pp.22–3. This version and the prefaces are found also in a 13th cent. bible in St. Mary's church, Colchester

(fol.242v)

Ysaias (pref.482); Ierem. (pref. 487); Lament.; Baruch; Ezech. (pref.492); Dan. (pref. 494); Osea (pref.500), Joel (pref.511); Amos (pref.515); Abdias (pref.519); Ionas (pref.524); Miche (pref.526); Nahum (pref.528); Habacuc (pref.529); Sophonias (pref.532); Aggaeus (pref.535); Zacharias (pref.540); Malach. (pref.544).

(fol.331v)

Iob (pref.344); Parabolae (pref.457); Eccles.; Cantica (pref. beg: Salomon inspiratus divino spiritu); Ecclesiasticus; Sap.

(fol.376)

Math. (pref.591); Marcus (pref.607); Lucas (pref.620); Iohannes (pref.624)

(fol.412v)

Rom. (pref.677); I, II Cor. (pref.685 and 700); Galat. (pref.707); Ephes. (pref.715); Philip. (pref.728); Coloss. (pref.736); I, II Thess. (pref.747 and 752); I, II Tim. (pref.765 and 772); Titus (pref.780); Philemon (pref.783); Hebr. (pref.793).

(fol.439)

Actus (pref.637).

(fol.453)

Can. Epp. (pref.809).

(fol.659)

Apocalypsis, ends imperf. at 16.6 due to loss of leaves.

There are marginal notes and cross references throughout, mostly in one 15th cent. hand.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: -dia verba.
Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 464 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 290 × 205 mm.
Dimensions (written): 175–80 × 115 mm.
(first hand)
Dimensions (written): 195 × 120 mm.
(second hand)

Collation

1(12)–14(12), 15(8), 16(14), 17(12)–21(12), 22(10), 23(12)–31(12), 32(8), 33(12)–39(12), 40 only 1–3 left

Layout

2 cols., 48–50 lines

Hand(s)

Hand A, mid 13th cent., fols. 1-387v

Hand B, 14th cent., fols. 388-end

Decoration

Large red and blue initials with penwork (fols. 1-387v). Plain red initials (fols. 388 - end).

Binding

17th cent. binding of speckled calf.

History

Origin: 13th century, middle (fols. 1-387v), 14th century (fols. 388 - end) ; English

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian library staff, revised by Peter Kidd, late 1990s.