Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 20 (S.2.10)
Title: De Excidio Judaeorum
Date of Creation: Between 1099 and 1199
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Hegesippi (Josephi (?)), De Excicio Judaeorum. Libri V. A S. Ambrosio translati.
Hegesippus (Josephus (?)), History of the Destruction of the Jews: (Imperfect.)
Begins (1, 1 recto line 1): INcipiuNt quinque libRi hegesippi . natione iudei . de | excidio iudeorum editi. INcipit prologus [rubric] | Q [illuminated initial] uatuor libros regnorum quos scriptura complexa est sacra etiam | ipse stilo persecutus sum usque ad capiuitatem iudeorum. = Migne 15.2061.
Ends (20, 7 verso line 30): lieribus . Vna mulier sola superfuit . que filios quinque in aqueductu abscondit. = Migne 15.2310.
On i, 2 verso: Tho. Martin 109. On i, 3 recto price in pencil: 1- 1-. On i, 4 verso (in Dr. Wm. Hunter's handwriting): Incipiunt quinque libri Hegesippi . natione | Judei, de excidio Judeorum editi | Incipit Prologus | Quatuor libros regnorum, etc.
On 1, 1 recto, lower margin, in contemporary (?) hand: Egesippus secundo folio [per dolum] (here follows the library mark of Chichester Cathedral, resembling the left side of a cordate leaf, drawn with petiole upwards, and followed by the number xj).
Dr. James remarks: "This is the mark of Chichester Cathedral." The reference in the note is to the first words on the second folio recto. On f. 118 is a contemporary note, partly erased, beginning Sermo Josephi... opposite to which occurs the reference to Ireland (f. 119 recto, line 27): Temit hos scotia . que terris | nichil debet . tremit saxonia inaccessa paludibus et | inuiis septa regionibus.
It would appear that this MS. was copied from set quires. Quires 1, 2, 5, 6, and 19-16 are by one hand; 3, 4, 7, and 17-19 by another scribe (in a larger looser character), 8 is in a somewhat smaller finer hand, the last quire by a fourth hand, like, but not identical with, the third.
The lower corners are gnawed.
Another copy of this work is press marked V.1.4.
For Thomas Martin of Palgrave (1697-1771), who possessed several of the MSS. now in this collection, see Dict. N. Biog. xxxvi. 297.
[Formerly R.4.15; R.4.49]
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 9 3/4 x 6 3/4, ff. 159, originally ff. 162, written in several hands in single cols. of 30 or 31 lines, each from 7 x 4 3/4 to 7 x 4, ruled and margined with brown crayon, no signatures visible, catchwords mostly cropped off, foliation in pencil, rubrics and rubricated capitals, illuminated initials beginning of each Book. Vellum defective in places, cropped, otherwise well preserved, contemporary corrections and marginalia, fol. sec. per dolum. Late Cent. XII.
Binding: Millboards, covered rough calf, blind-tooled, title (in ink): Hegesippus | De Excidio | Judeorum. Early Cent. XVIII.
[For detailed collation see: John Young and P. Henderson Aitken, A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of The Hunterian Museum in The University of Glasgow. (Glasgow, 1908), p. 21.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Latin
Material Type: Treatise
Bibliography: John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), pp 20-21.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

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author: Flavius Josephus 37/8-97?
provenance: Thomas Martin 1697-1771
Of Palgrave. Antiquary.
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