Commentary on the Pentateuch

Creator:
Cyril, Saint, Patriarch of Alexandria, ca. 370-444
Published/Created:
Italy (Florence),
15th century.
Physical Description:
ff. i + 124 + ii : parchment; 175 x 135 mm.
Materials:
parchment
Notes:
Script: copied by one hand writing Humanistica Textualis. Pale red headings, mostly not executed. Space for initials is provided, with guide letters, but initials are mostly not executed. On f. 1r a 6-line white vinestem initial with extensions in the upper and left margins; white vinestem decoration in the lower margin around a wreath, containing now a blank escutcheon. On ff. 37v (4 lines), 42r (6 lines) and 60r (4 lines) white vinestem initials of lower quality and in a different style.
Cyril of Alexandria's Glaphyra in Genesim, Books I-IV (first part of Glaphyra in Pentateuchum). Latin translation ascribed to Iosephus.Due to the loss of two leaves (ff. 124-125) a part of the text preceding the final sentences is missing. A few 17th century annotations.
Binding: 19th or 20th century: brown morocco, both covers gold-tooled with a floral stamp, four times crosswise applied in the center. Spine with three raised bands, to which the gold-tooled leather of the 17th century binding has been pasted, with the inscription: “CIRILI / ALEXAND / OPUS / MS”. Marbled paper pastedowns.
Abstract:
Manuscript on parchment of Cyril of Alexandria's Glaphyra in Genesim, Books I-IV (first part of Glaphyra in Pentateuchum).
Topics:
Bible.--O.T.--Pentateuch
Bible--Commentaries
Fathers of the church
Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library
Topics:
Cyril, Saint, Patriarch of Alexandria, ca. 370-444
Language:
Latin
Genre:
Annotations
Decorated initials
Manuscripts
Marginalia
Format:
Text
Content Type:
Archives or Manuscripts
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Call Number:
Beinecke MS 953
Orbis Record:
9887510
Orbis Barcode:
39002118710624
Yale Collection:
Beinecke Library
Digital Collection:
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
oid pointer:
11075146
Citation:
Cyril of Alexandria, Commentary on the Pentateuch. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Extent of digitization:
Complete work digitized.
OID:
11007505
PID:
digcoll:3947714

Number of Pages: 262
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