Jerusalem, Bibliotheke tou Patriarcheiou, Hagios Saba 259

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Physical description: parch., 260 × 212 mm., 317 fol., 2 col.. 19 folios missing; holes on several pages before writing; outer columns of fol. 72 and 144 missing. Two missing folios comprise Russia, St. Petersburg, Rossijskaja Nacional’naja biblioteka (RNB), Ф. № 906 (Gr.) 376 (Granstrem 214).

Language: Greek

Date: 1089/1090

Provenance: Vavlas (Cyprus) by the monk Gerasimos (fol. 317v; cf. note on fol. 72v); in possession of priest Esaias of Monastery of Panaghios Taphos in 1616 (fol. 317v).

Contents: Infancy Gospel of Thomas (CANT 57; fol. 66r–72r)

Additional contents: homilies and hagiographical texts.


Papadopoulos-Kérameus, A. ‘Ιεροσολυμιτικὴ βιβλιοθήκη ἤτοι κατάλογος τῶν ἐν ταῖς βιβλιοθήκαις τοῦ ἁγιωτάτου ἀποστολικοῦ…3 vols. 1894; repr. Brussels: Culture et Civilization, 1963 (vol. 2, pp. 383–88).

Constantinides, C. N. and R. Browning. Dated Greek Manuscripts from Cyprus to the Year 1570. Dumbarton Oaks Studies 30 / Texts and Studies of the History of Cyprus 18. Washington: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 1993 (pp. 63–68).

Other online databases: Pinakes

Entry created by Tony Burke, York University (, 21 October 2016.