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Five treatises of st. Jerome, Written in the 12th century in England

MS. Fairfax 5
Held at the Weston Library

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Five treatises of st. Jerome:

  1. De Hebraicis questionibus (fol. 1)
  2. De mansionibus filiorum Israel (fol. 21v)
  3. De locis in Genesi (fol. 30v)
  4. De interpretationibus Hebraicorum nominum (fol. 50v)
  5. De hebraicis questionibus in Samuel et Paralipomena (fols. 80, 95v)
  6. Followed by Hugh of St. Victor on the Sacraments (fol. 112) in a slightly later hand.


  • Creation: Written in the 12th century in England


153 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Fairfax 5

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. II, no. 3885

Custodial History

A former flyleaf (fol. 9) has a late 13th-cent. table of contents followed by 'Liber domine Deruorgoye de Bayll[iol]', 'Liber sancte Marie de dulci corde' (contemporary), and 'Liber C. Fairfax emptus apud Edinburgh 1652', for which cp. fol. 1. The volume thus passed from the lady Dervorguilla to her foundation of Sweetheart in Galloway.

Physical Facet

On parchment, with illuminated capitals. Fols. 50v-end are in double columns


11 2/5 × 7 1/10 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom