Karlsruhe, Badische Landesbibliothek, K 506

Images: Badische Landesbibliothek

Other shelfmark(s): Gijsel P1c2

Physical description: parchment, 195 × 119 mm (fols. 1r–11v) and 244 × 138 mm (fols. 12r–20v), 20 fols.

Language: Latin

Date: 12th-13th cents.

Provenance: Southwest Germany


Dossier of compiled texts based on the Protevangelium of James (CANT 50) and the Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew (CANT 51) including: the “Ego Iacobus” prologue, the spurious letters between Chromatius and Heliodorus and Jerome, “Ego Iacobus prologue” in another hand (fols. 1r–2v); the sermon Inquirendum est, and a Latin translation of Protevangelium of James 1:1–7:2 (fols. 1r–4v); the Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew starting abruptly in the middle of 4:1 and going to 13:5, with an added conclusion, in one hand (fols. 5r–9v); and the Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew 14:1–22:2, where the narrative ends abruptly, in another hand (fols. 10r–11v)

Epistles of Paul and Seneca (CANT 306; fols. 18r–20v)


Additional contents: History of Alexander the Great (fols. 12r–18r); prayers and miscellaneous additions (fol. 20v)


Brambach, Wilhelm. Die Handschriften der Landesbibliothek Karlsruhe. Die Karlsruher Handschriften. 1. Band. Nachdruck mit bibliographischen Beilagen. Weisbaden: Harassowitz, 1970 (p. 94).

Gijsel, Jan. Die unmittelbare Textüberlieferung des sogenannten Pseudo-Matthäus.Verhandelingen van de Koninklijke Academie voor Wetenschappen, Letteren en Schone Kunsten van België, Klasse der Letteren 96. Brussels: Paleis der Academiën, 1981 (pp. 141–42).

Gijsel, Jan, ed. Libri de nativitate Mariae: Pseudo-Matthaei Evangelium, textus et commentarius, Libellus de nativitate sanctae Mariae, textux et commentarius. CCSA 9. Turnhout: Brepols, 1997 (p. 203).

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Entry created: 23 April 2017