ISODORUS OF SEVILLA: POEMS, COMMENTARIES & VARIOUS TEXTS

MS 229
MS Short Title ISODORUS OF SEVILLA: POEMS, COMMENTARIES & VARIOUS TEXTS
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  1. ISIDORUS OF SEVILLA: DE SEX DIERUM CREATIONIS, COMMENTARY ON GENESIS 1:1 - 31
  2. BEDE: HEXAMERON, COMMENTARY ON GENESIS 1:1 - 31
  3. BEDE (PS): QUAESTIONES SUPER GENESIM, COMMENTARY ON GENESIS
  4. BEDE (PS): QUAESTIONES SUPER EXODUM, COMMENTARY ON EXODUS
  5. BEDE (PS): QUAESTIONES SUPER LEVITICUM, COMMENTARY ON LEVITICUS
  6. BEDE (PS): QUAESTIONES SUPER NUMEROS, COMMENTARY ON NUMBERS
  7. BEDE (PS): QUAESTIONES SUPER DEUTERONOMIUM, COMMENTARY ON DEUTERONOMY
  8. BEDE (PS): QUAESTIONES SUPER JOSUE LIBRUM, COMMENTARY ON JOSHUA
  9. BEDE (PS): QUAESTIONES SUPER LIBRUM JUDICUM, COMMENTARY ON JUDGES
  10. BEDE (PS): QUAESTIONES SUPER LIBRUM RUTH, COMMENTARY ON RUTH
  11. ISIDORUS OF SEVILLA: QUAESTIONES SUPER REGUM LIBROS, COMMENTARY ON 1 SAMUEL - 2 KINGS
  12. ISIDORUS OF SEVILLA. VERSUS QUI IN BIBLIOTHECA SANCTI ISIDORI LEGEBANTUR
Description MS in Latin on vellum, Germany, 12th c., 126 ff. (complete), 35x25 cm, 2 columns, (26x18 cm), 38 lines in a late Carolingian minuscule with rustic capitals and several words in Greek capitals, headings in red, 10 large, up to 14-line, decorated initials in red, serpentine figures in red alongside the verses of St. Isidore.
Binding France, 19th c., half leather, sewn on 9 cords.
Provenance 1. Royez, Paris (19th c.); 2. Sir Thomas Phillipps, Cheltenham, Ph 1347 (-1872); 3. Katharine, John, Thomas & Alan Fenwick, Cheltenham (1872-1946); 4. Robinson Bros., London (1946-1978); 5. H.P. Kraus, New York cat. 153(1979):17.
Commentary Text 12 is an interesting and important poem on the contents of the very early medieval library of St. Isodorus (560-636). "The verses bear an interesting witness to the extent of his library, of which they form a kind of metrical cataloque. Beginning with the Bible, he mentions Origen, Hilary of Poitiers, Ambrose, Augustine, Jerome, Chrysostom and Cyprian. Then come the pagan poets, but if you do not relish them, you will find Prudentius, Avitus, Juvencus and Sedulius equally good." (Raby: History of Christian Latin Poetry, p. 126). Texts 3-10 are the compilation of commentaries on the Octateuch prepared for Charlemagne by Wigbod, the Anglo-saxon, abbot of St. Maximin in Trier. The original commentaries were more likely prepared by Isodorus of Sevilla.
Exhibited Oslo Katedralskole 850 år, Jubileumsutstilling 10. - 14. March 2003.
Place of origin Germany
Dates 12c AD

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