A catalogue of Armenian Manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries

MS. Arm. b. 1

Oriental Manuscripts

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Old fly-leaves

1. f. 1
Language(s): Armenian

Parchment. Size 10.125" by 5.625". Text originally 10.25" by 8.25", in two colums of 21 lines each. Written on both sides in Erkat'agir. Not later than the 11th cent. Taken from MS. Arm. e. 3.

2. f. 2
Language(s): Armenian

Thin vellum. Size 11.875" by 8.375". Text originally 10.5" by 9", in two columns of 19 lines each. Written on both sides in Erkat'agir, with capitals on the verso written in yellow ink. Not later than the 11th cent. Taken from MS. Marsh 467.

3. f. 3
Language(s): Armenian

Thin vellum. Size 12.75" by 9". Text originally 11" by 7.5", in two columns of 19 lines each. Written on both sides in large elegant Erkat'agir. Not later than the 11th cent. Taken from MS. Arm. d. 2.

4. f. 4
Language(s): Armenian

Parchment. A leaf cut across into halves, between which about 1.5" has been lost: the left-hand side of the upper half is also wanting. Size, including the interval of paper between the halves, 15.875" by 10.75". Text originally 11.25" by 7.25", in two clumns of 16 lines each. Written on both sides in large Erkat'agir. Not later than the 11th cent. Taken from MS. Arm. e. 5.

5. f. 5
Language(s): Armenian

Thin vellum. Size 14.75" by 9.5". Text 11.625" by 8.25" in two columns of 19 lines each. Written on both sides in large and very neat Erkat'agir. Apparently not later than the 10th cent. Taken from MS. Marsh 128.

6. f. 6
Language(s): Armenian

Vellum, much stained. Size 6.75" by 10.625". Text originally 10.5" by 7.75", in two columns of 7 lines each (originally 17), with large margins. Not later than the 10th cent. Taken from the cover of MS. Arm. e. 3.

7. f. 7
Language(s): Armenian

Thin vellum. The upper part of one leaf, and the lower part of another. Size 5.625" by 5.625", and 5.625" by 8". TExt, in two columns, the first fragment having 8 lines left, the second 6. Written on both sides in large Erkat'agir. Not later than the 11th cent. Taken from MS. Marsh 17.

9. f. 8
Language(s): Armenian

Parchment very much stained. Two leaves. Size, 10" by 7" and 10.375" by 7". TExt originally 10.375" by 7", in two columns, originally of 20 lines each, but now of 18 lines in the first fragment and 17 in the second. Written on boths sides in large Erkat'agir. Not later than the 11th cent. Taken from MS. Arm. e. 7.

11. f. 10
Language(s): Armenian

Vellum. A sheet of two leaves, each with the top, bottom, and outer side mutilated. Size, 6.875" by 9.75" (breadth of second leaf 5.25"). Text in two columns of 18 lines each. Written in neat Erkat'agir, with occasional rubrication. Content cf. ed, Venice, 1831, pp. 476 - 477. Apparently of the 13th cent. Taken from MS. Arm. e. 6.

12. f. 12
Language(s): Armenian

Parchment, soiled. Size, 10.5" by 6.75". Text (partly cut off down each side) in two columns: those on the recto contain parts of 26 lines, with possible traces of a 27th; those on the verso parts or traces of 25 lines. Written on both sides in Erkat'agir. Content cf. ed. Ven. pp. 700-701, 706. Apparently of the 12th century. Taken from MS. Marsh 646.

13. f. 13
Language(s): Armenian

Parchment. Size, 7" by 10.375". Text in two columns (mutilated at top and bottom): those on th recto contain respectively 20 lines (with a possible trace of another) and 26 lines; those on the verso 25 and 24. Written on both sides in Erkat'agir, with 7 lines in small Bolorgir-uncials. Content cf. Zarbhanalian's "Catal. des anciennes traductions Arméniennes, Venice, 1889, p. 734. Apparently of the 12th century. Taken from MS. Arm. e. 9.

14. f. 14
Incipit: Պայ]ծար եւ հրաշափառ է մերձա[կայ] տաւնիս խորհուրդ …
Language(s): Armenian

Thin vellum. A leaf cut acriss into halves, between which 0.75" or so has been lost. Size (including the interval of paper between the halves), 21.25" by 13.5". Text (a few letters of each line cut off down the inner side of the inner column), in two columns of (at present) 42 lines each. Written on both sides in Erkat'agir, with a large rose-coloured and light-green arabesque, and occasional red and black striped ornamentation occupying an entire line. According to Zarbhanalian (p. 470), the homily is ascribed to Theodoros or Theodosius in MSS. preserved in the library of San Lazaro, VEnice, but the reading of Gallandus (Bibl. Patr. ix. p. 440) agrees with our fragment. Apparently of the 11th or 12th cent. Taken from MS. Arm. d. 1.

15. f. 15
Incipit: ընդունին. եւ ոչ զգ[ուշա]նասն ասդի փափ[կու]թեան. պատրաստ լեր …
Language(s): Armenian

Parchment. Size, 9.375" by 6.875". Text in two columns of 15 lines each, the top and inner side of the inner column being cut off. Written on both sides in Erkat'agir. Apparently from the 12th cent. Taken from MS. Arm. e. 9.

17. f.
Incipit: a) … գաւազանք հեզոց բղխեսցեն ընկոյզ …; b) … ք՟ս տուր ինձ համարձակութիւն ընդ սուրբսն քո … Վասն Յարութեան. Յարութեանն ք՟ի երկրպագեսցուք …; c) … սցի ի խուողէ անտի, կամ ի սպանողէ անտի … Ես Պաւղին այսպէս փառաւորեալ որպէս ընկալայ ի հարցն, հաւատամ …; d) … սուրբ կատարեալ. պբարեխաւս առանց առնելոյ …
Language(s): Armenian

Thin vellum. Four leaves. Size, about 7.125" by 5.625". Text, about 5" by 3.5", of 18 lines to the page. Written on both sides in small and neat Erkat'agir, with large initials in gold over rose-colour. Apparently of the 13th cent. Taken from MS. Arm. e. 4.

21. f. 21
Language(s): Armenian

Parchment. Size, 3.625" square. Text, in two columns (most of the inner colum being cut away) of (at present) 8 lines each, and with apparent traces of a 9th lines. Written on one side in Erkat'agir, with rubriatcion. The bottom of a leaf, only partially legible. Apparently of the 12th cent. Taken from MSS. Arm. g. 1. Across it is written in a late hand: ես տ՟ր մաթիոս֊տվի այս տըրտ՟ն. բարսեղ աբեղին. ժամուց - "I Sir Mathios gave this hour's book to Barseł the monk".

22. f. 22
Language(s): Armenian

Thin vellum. Size, 14.5" by 11". Text, 11.625" by 8.25", in two columns o 28 lines each. Written on both sides in Erkat'agir. Probably of the 10th cent. Taken from MS. Arm. d. 8.

23. f. 23
Language(s): Armenian

Parchment. Size, 12.875" by 9.5". Text, mutilated at top, nearly the same, in two columns of 26 or 27 lines. Written on both sides in large Erkat'agir. for the text, and small or square Erkat'agir for the titles or rubrics. Probably of the 13th cent. Taken from MS. Arm. d. 8.

24. f. 24
Incipit: … նամանելի. այղ ոչ բերել առաքինաբար … ութեանն. յիշայ զտ՟րն. զի ի ճոխութե [անաղ] քատացաւ վասն մեր. եթե անզգամ զքեզ …
Language(s): Armenian

Vellum. Size, about 8.25" by 6" each. Text (originally about 9.25" by 6"), about 7.25" by 5.25", in from 14 to 15 lines (wth apparent trace of a 16th), but every page has lost on or more lines. Written on both sides in medum-sized Erkat'agir. Two folios. Probably of the 12th cent. Taken from MS. Marsh 85.

26. f. 26
Incipit: a) և տես զլոիծեալսն և ահ[ա ոչ] խոտ միայն այլ և մոխիր տեսանես … ; b) … յայլ թգ՟ր հը[րեշտակ ի քաղաքն] ի մի յաւուրց …; c) … այնոքիկ իցեն. ոչ միայն այն զոր խօսեցաւ ըբդ մվ՟ի և ընդ այլս ….
Language(s): Armenian

Two oalimpsest sheets of two folios each. Size of each leaf, about 7" by 4.875". The under text us only in very slight part decipherable, but was written in very small square Erkat'agir of about the 11th or 12th cent., and belonged to a liturgical book. The upper text measures about 6.375" by 4.375", in from 20 to 26 lines - the top line or two in the second sheet being partly or entirely cut away. It is written in cursive bolorgir of about the 14th cent., with many abbreviations and monograms and with traces of rubrication. Taken from MS. Arm. e. 2.

28. f. 30
Language(s): Armenian

Parchment, much browned abd stained. Size, 6.25" by 8.75". Text, in two columns, but curtailed on all sides, each at present containing only four lines. Writing, in large square Erkat'agir of 10the or 11th cent. Contains: the Lessons of Wednesday of the second week of Lent, i.e. on recto 1st col., Exod.II.22, and Joel II.1; 2nd col., Joel II.2-4l on verso, 1st col., Joel II.6-7; 2nd col., Joel II.9-11. Before this folio was mutilated and used as a fly-leaf, a good hand, perhaps of the 15th cent., wrote out on the recto a list of saints whose days are kept from the 15th to the 19th of some month. One discerns the names of SS. Leontios, Nerses, Polycarp, Hilary the wonder worker, Kirakos, Eugenia, and others. Later hans have also covered th verso with rude writing. Taken from MS. Arm .f. 6.

29. f. 30
Incipit: Աշխատայսեր մշակք յորժամ տեսանեն ծառ անպտուղ …
Language(s): Armenian

Thin vellum, discoloured and creased. Size, 9" by 6". Text in two columns, each 3" wide, containing at present 25 lines of 9" in length, but cut away at the top and bottom, as well as over most of the outer column. Writing, in small square Erkat'agir, and rubrics in half uncial after the manner of 12th cent. codices. A note is written across the recto in a hand of the 15th cent., for which see under MS. Arm. f. 6., from which it was taken.

30. f. 31
Language(s): Armenian

Vellum yellowed and stained. Size, 9.125" by 6.5". The fragment consists of a complete leaf. The text, surrounded by ample margins, measure 6" by 5", of 15 lines, written in elegant square Erkat'agir. Appartenly of the 12th cent. At foot of recto a peacock is drawn in brown ink. Guien by Dr. Baronian.

31. f. 32
Language(s): Armenian

Vellum. Size 9.625" by 6.25". TExt in two columns (half the outer one cut away, as well as one line at top). It originally measured 9.75" by 7", of 21 lines each column. Written in Erkat'agir. Text partly mutilated. Perhaps of the 11th cent. Given by Dr. Baronian.

32. f. 33
Language(s): Armenian

Vellum, two mutilated leaves. Size, 7" by 6.75". Text in two columns, originally 21" by 7.5", of 21 lines, but now of 14 only. Written in Erkat'agir of middle size. Perhaps as early as the 11th cent. Given by Dr. Baronian.

33. f. 35
Language(s): Armenian

Wellum, much stained, 2.75" by 3.875". Text originally in two columns. Probably not later than the 11th cent. Given by Dr. Baronian.

34. f. 36
Language(s): Armenian

Vellum; two conjugate leaves. Size, 9.25" by 7". Text, 6.125" by 7.75", in two columns, of 24 lines each, with the outer margins cut away. Written in elegant square Erkat'agir of the 11th or 12 cent. Given by Dr. Baronian.

35. f. 38
Language(s): Armenian

Glazed paper, much yellowed, Outer margin torn off obliquely. Size, 6" by 9.5". Text, 7.25" by 4.5", in two columns of 19 lines each. Written in a large bolorgir, of the kind current in N.W. Armenia in the 12th cent. with intermixture of uncial forms. Has red stress accents for reading aloud or intoning. Given by Dr. Baronian.

36. f. 39
Language(s): Armenian

Glazed paper of brownish hue. Fove leaves, the forst three giving full pages, but cut across into halves, the fourth a fragment only, and the fifth the upper half of a leaf. Size, full pages, 12.5" by 8". Text, 9.25" by 6.75", in two columns, of 20 lines each. Written in bold bolorgir if the 14th cent. Given by Dr. Baronian.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Dimensions (leaf): 19.75" × 13.5" in.

Layout

Hand(s)

Unknown script

History

Origin:

Provenance and Acquisition

A number of the leaves contained within this MS. were taken from other MSS. in the Bodleain collection; others were given by Dr. Baronian.

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on: Baronian, Sukias, Rev.; Conybeare, F. C. (Frederick Cornwallis); Catalogue of the Armenian manuscripts in the Bodleain Library; Oxford, at the Clarendon Press 1918

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