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MS. Barocci 123

Summary Catalogue no.: 123

Theodoretus 12th cent.


(fols. 1r–69v, 94v–102v, 86r–93v, 78r–85v, 70r–77v, 103r–108v)
Theodoretus, Quaestiones in Octateuchum
Incipit: at In Genesim qu. 58 ὑ]πέλαβεν ὁ Νῶε.

In Genesim 76–110 and In Exodum 1 were omitted (fol. 9r). In Judices 13–17 [ἄγγελοϲ ἔφη· ὅτι Κύριοϲ ........ ὡϲ ἡ πονηρὰ ϲυμφωνία] is lost (fol. missing before 103), pr. PG 80. 161D2–185D3, 228A7–501B7, 505A4–528A9.

Language(s): Greek

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 109 leaves.
Dimensions (leaf): 240 × 180 mm.
Dimensions (ruled): 150 × 122 mm.
Foliation: Foliated (i), 1–17, 18a, b, 19–99, 101–8, (109): i and 109 blank.


(fol. 1) i–vii 8, (fol. 56) viii 6, (fol. 62) ix–xiii 8, (fol. 103) xiv 8 (1, 8 missing). The quires should be in the order 1–9, 13, 12, 11, 10, 14.


Ruling: 29–30 lines. Quires 1–2 are similar to Leroy type 44D1; quires 3–13 type 20D1; quire 14 type 44D1.


Two hands ("Reggio script"): A (fols. 1r–102v) irregular, some enlarged letters, iota adscript; B (fols. 103r–108v) like A but larger. Occasional running titles in Greek, 16th cent.


Rubrication: titles, initials and penwork line ornament in carmine.

Additions: On fol. 64r in a later hand: εἰϲ τὴν πρότην τοῦ ἀγούϲτου ἔδοκα τὸν γάμπρο μου τὸν προκαθίμενον ὀ̣πιϲο υϲ το ὀϲπιτην του ὑπέρπιρα δʹζ. —A few marginalia.


Binding of blind-stamped leather, with some stamps showing a hunting scene; perhaps Italian but in the Greek style; 16th cent.


Origin: 12th century

Record Sources

Description by Nigel Wilson, c. 1970. Previously described in the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Bodleianae pars prima recensionem codicum Graecorum continens, Quarto Catalogues I, 1883, repr. with corrections 1969).