Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 449 (V.5.19)
Date of Creation: Not assigned
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: S. Gregory of Nyssa, The Intellectual Paradise.
S. Chrysostom, Four Homilies on the Book of Job.
S. John, Book of Revelation.
On the first fly-leaf (attached) in a XVII.-XVIII. Cent. French hand: Nazianzenus. Attached to this page is a (projecting) paper label with the number 33.
On the opposite page is attached a paper label, inscribed (in the same XVII.-XVIII. Cent. French hand as in V.8.2): No. 12 [struck through] | Le Paradis intellectuel de St. gregoire | De nicé...
Underneath this slip, in a late XVII. Cent. Italian hand: No. 6, No. 12 Il paradiso intellectuale di S. | Gregorio nisseno . manuscritto | arabico.
Below this is its translation in a later French hand: Le paradis intellectuel de S. gregoire de | nicée manuscrit en arabe 6.
On the verso of the first folio, in a late XVII. Cent. Italian hand: Cose scielte dalli libri di san Gregorio. This is followed by seven lines of Arabic writing, the first containing this title: From the collection of Gregory Bishop of Nyssa. The lines following contain a prayer for forgiveness by JIRJIS IBN YUHANNA IBN MIKHA'IL. The same occurs just before the Decalogue (mentioned below).
At the end of 1 are some verses and the Decalogue, in which the seventh and eighth Commandments precede the sixth.
This is apparently the only copy of this work assigned to S. Gregory. The Bodleian Catalogue (ii. 44) attributes it to an "unknown author".
1, 2 and 3 are all by the same hand.
The date of the MS. is given as 6763 from Adam. According to the era of Constantinople, this would be 1255 A.D., i.e. 6763 - 5508 = 1255.
In the colophon at the end of 1, it is mentioned that it was written for the Library of - [name carefully erased] Archdeacon of Tyre by the Deacon ARADALBAS (?).
[FormerlyQ.5.3; Q.5.66]
Arrangement: List Item Content
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Paper (stout), 9 3/8 x 6, ff. 192, written in single cols. of 17 lines, each 7½ x 4½, rubrics, marginalia (in Arabic and in a XVII.-XVIII. Cent. Italian hand), partially foliated (ff. 1-125), upper margins, defective, and repaired, in places, with fragments from Arabic MS., cropped.
Binding: Like that of S.4 (No. 30 of Arabic list), millboards, covered varnished calf, gilt tooled (lines), sides and panelled back, title (gilt): PARADISVS INTEL. | ET. APOCAL. CVM | COMMENT
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Arabic
Material Type: Document
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 508-509.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Gregory Saint, Bishop of Nyssa
author: Jirjis ibn Yuhanna ibn Mikhail
author: John Saint, Apostle
author: John Chrysostom Saint d.407
scribe: Aradalbas fl.1255
Deacon, Tyre.
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