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Latin commentary on the apocalypse, with sermons, written in the second half of the 12th cent. in England

MS. Douce 330
Held at the Weston Library

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  1. (fol. 1) A Commentary on the Apocalypse, by Berengaudos, or Berengoudas, whose name is given (see fol. 127) by combining the first letters of the seven divisions for the consonants, and assuming that the vowels with Greek values form together 81. Most of the text of the Apocalypse is introduced. The treatise has been ascribed to Berengarius of Tours and to st. Ambrose.
  2. (fol. 129) '... Sermones Iohannis Chrisostomi de Laudibus Pauli.'
  3. (fol. 153v) An anonymous sermon on Ps. xciii (xciv). 12: beg. after the text 'Homo enim cum sit rationalis.'.


  • Creation: written in the second half of the 12th cent. in England


173 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Douce 330

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 21904

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

Custodial History

'Hic liber est ecclesie beati Thome Martyris de Liesnes [Lesnes in Kent]. Quem qui ei abstulerit, aut illi super eo fraudem fecerit, nisi eidem ecclesie plene satisfecerit, anathema sit maranatha.' Owned by ' Roger Twysden 27. Febr. 1635.'.

Physical Facet

On parchment, with a few illuminated capitals


11 3/8 × 8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom