Jubilees Palimpsest

The Jubilees Palimpsest Project

About the Jubilees Palimpsest

Descriptions of the Manuscript

Hanneken, Todd. “The Book of Jubilees in Latin.” In The Textual History of the Bible. Armin Lange, General Editor; Matthias Henze, Editor of Volume 2, DeuteroCanonical Writings. Leiden: Brill, 2015.

Gryson, Roger. Les palimpsestes ariens latins de Bobbio: contribution à la methodologie de l’étude des palimpsestes, Armarium Codicum Insignium 2. Tourhout: Brepols, 1983.

Peyron, Amedeus. Ciceronis orationum. Stuttgart: Cottae, 1824.

Mai, Angelo. Scriptorum veterum nova collectio e vaticania codicibus. Vol. 3. Rome: Typis Vaticanis, 1828.

Ceriani, A. M. Monumenta Sacra et Profana. 2 vols. Milan: Bibliotheca Ambrosiana, 1861–1863.

Rönsch, H. Das Buch der Jubiläen oder die Kleine Genesis. Leipzig: Fues’s Verlag [R. Reisland], 1874.

Clemen, Carl. Die Himmelfahrt Des Mose. Kleine Texte für Theologische Vorlesungen und Übungen. Bonn: Marcus und Weber, 1904.

Tromp, Johannes. The Assumption of Moses: A Critical Edition with Commentary. Studia in Veteris Testamenti Pseudepigrapha. Leiden: Brill, 1993.

Knöll, Pius. Evgippii Excerpta ex operibvs S. Avgvstini, Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum 9. Vindobona: apvd C. Geroldi filivm, 1885.

Wordsworth, John, W. Sanday, and H. J. White. Portions of the Gospels according to St. Mark and St. Matthew. Oxford: Clarendon, 1886.

Images of the Manuscript

The manuscript is the property of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana. Commercial use of images of the manuscript must be licensed from them, direzione.biblioteca@ambrosiana.it.

A reconstruction of the original fifth-century codex of Latin Moses (including Jubilees and the Testament of Moses) facilitates visualization of the preserved portion and the structure of a quire-based codex. (LINK)

All available images are stored on the project IIIF Repository, using the IIIF Image and Presentation APIs. Latin Moses and the Commentary on Luke have been optimized for UCLA Mirador (LINK). The IIIF Navigator (LINK) is also still available.

User guides for navigating UCLA Mirador will be added as soon as possible. In the meantime here are three tips:

  1. The fifth icon from the left on the image window offers a menu of different light positions and color enhancements.
  2. The dialogue bubble toggles notes, which include links to available WebRTI images, transcriptions, and translations (Latin Moses, not yet Commentary on Luke).
  3. If the notes over the reflective sphere are covered by the tray of thumbnails on the bottom, look for an icon of three little boxes to clear them away.

The microfilm and 2011 images previously listed here are integrated into the IIIF manifests, viewable through Mirador (LINK) or the IIIF Navigator (LINK).

Bibliography on the Bobbio manuscripts

Seebass, O., “Handschriften von Bobbio in der Vatikanischen und Ambrosianischen Bibliotek” in Centralblatt für Bibliothekswesen volume 13 (1896) pp. 1–12, 57–79. Available through Google Books.

C. H. Beeson, “The Palimpsests of Bobbio,” in Miscellanea Giovanni Mercati, vol. 6, Rome 1946, p. 162–184 (Studi et testi, 126).

M. van den Hout, “Gothic palimpsests of Bobbio,” in Scriptorium, vol. 6 (1952), pp. 91–93.

P. Collura, Studi paleografici: la precarolina e la carolina a Bobbio, 2nd edition, Florence 1965 (Fontes Ambrosiani, 22).

P. Engelbert, “Zur Frühgeschichte des Bobbieser Skriptoriums,” in Revue Bénédictine, vol. 78 (1968), p. 220–260.

Michael Richter, Bobbio in the Early Middle Ages: The Abiding Legacy of Columbanus. 2008.

Wikipedia History of the Library at Bobbio Abbey wikipedia.org

Bibliography on Latin Palimpsests

E. A. Lowe, “Codices Rescripti: A List of the Oldest Latin Palimpsests with Stray Observations on Their Origin” 1964. First publication, Melanges Eugene Tisserant vol. 5, Studi e Testi 235., pp. 67–112, reprinted 1972.

Bernhard Bischoff, Latin Palaeography: Antiquity and the Middle Ages, Cambridge University Press, 1990. First published 1979.

George Declercq, ed., Early Medieval Palimpsests. Bibliologia 26. Tourhout: Brepols, 2007.

Bibliography on the Manuscripts of Eugippius

Gorman, Michael Murray. “The Manuscript Tradition of Eugippius’s Excerpta ex Operibus Sancti Augustini.” Revue Bénédictine 92 (1982): 7–32, 229–265.

Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum (CSEL) Vol. 9/2, EUGIPPIUS, Excerpta ex operibus S. Augustini, ed. P. Knöll, 1886. TEI Encoded XML

Bibliography on the Arian Commentary on Luke

Meslin, Michel. Les Ariens d’Occident, 335–430. Paris: Éditions du Seuil, 1967.

Gryson’s edition in Corpus Christianorum Series Latina 87, Scripta Arriana Latina, 1982.

Kellerman, James A. Incomplete Commentary on Matthew (Opus Imperfectum). 2 vols. Vol. 1, Ancient Christian Texts. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2010.

Lorenz, Rudolf. Arius judaizans?: Unters. zur dogmengeschichtl. Einordnung d. Arius, Forschungen zur Kirchen- und Dogmengeschichte 31. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht, 1979.

Van Banning, Joop. Opus imperfectum in Matthaeum. Vol. 1, Praefatio. Turnhout: Brepols, 1988.

Compare Ambrose’s Commentary on Luke from around the same time: Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum (CSEL) Vol. 32/4 AMBROSIUS, Expositio evangelii secundum Lucam, ed. C. Schenkl 1902. TEI Encoded XML

Links Pertaining to the Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan