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Commentary on the Pentateuch

Commentary on the Pentateuch

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Creator: Cyril, Saint, Patriarch of Alexandria, ca. 370-444
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Date: 15th century.
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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.
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Manuscript on parchment of Cyril of Alexandria's Glaphyra in Genesim, Books I-IV (first part of Glaphyra in Pentateuchum).
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ff. i + 124 + ii : parchment; 175 x 135 mm.
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