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'Interpretaciones nominum Hebraicorum [biblicorum] secundum ordinem alphabeti' metrical summary of the whole Bible, written in the 15th cent. in Germany

MS. D'Orville 204

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Made up of two MSS. Comprising:

  1. (fol. 1) 'Interpretaciones nominum Hebraicorum [biblicorum] secundum ordinem alphabeti': beg. 'Aar. apprehendens vel apprehensio.'
  2. (fol. 86) Colophon:― 'Deo gracias. Explicit Rosarius Biblie, vel Roseum Memoriale diuinorum eloquiorum. Composuit librum monachus Rosenhaym Petrus istum.' This is a metrical summary of the whole Bible, an elegiac stanza being appropriated to every chapter: by Petrus de Rosenhaym.

At fol. 84 the scribe has added a few short pieces, one a 'Lamentatio contra symonicos ... prelatos' beg. 'O curas hominum'), probably by Petrus Damianus.

The inner and outer sheets of each section (i.e. usually four out of every twelve leaves) are of parchment.


  • Creation: written in the 15th cent. in Germany


135 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. D'Orville 204

Former reference:

Auct. X. 1. 6. 15

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no 17082

Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. D'Orville.

Physical Facet

On paper and parchment, with illuminated capitals


8 3/4 × 6 1/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom