DUL Add.MS. 1950/B/11Epistle to the Hebrews (fragment)
Held by: Durham University Library: Additional Manuscripts

Bifolium of Epistle to the Hebrews from a later 10th century manuscript written in North-east France (according to Bernhard Bischoff), reused (along with DUL Add.MS. 1950/B/12) as a pastedown in the 16th century.

Physical description of manuscript


Extent: 1 bifolium
Size: 210 mm x 320 mm

Condition of manuscriptWith brown stains from turn-ins of covering and four holes as in DUL Add.MS. 1950/B/12, a group of three holes from the fixings of a chaining staple, and also two holes close to the edges that do not correspond to any on the present binding, leaving offsets on the back board of the book.

Pricking in outer margins. Ruled in drypoint on hair (inner) side. Written space 172-175 x 104 mm. 27-28 lines.


Written in Caroline minuscule


Initials: to sections 2-line, red, oxidized

Corrections and annotation

Running-titles, added, 15th century.

Manuscript history

Written in North-eastern France, later 10th century.


Reused as pastedown on Shelfmark of source: Routh 3.C.9, now SB+ 0098 - Haereseologia, hoc est, opus veterum tam Graecorum quam Latinorum theologorum, per quos omnes, quae per Catholicam Christi ecclesiam grassatae sunt, haereses confutantu (Basel: [per Henrichum Petri], Mense Septembri Anno 1556), binding, 16th century, brown calf over wooden boards; blind panel in centre of front cover of St Gertrude within a Renaissance portico, and with the ex libris of the monastery dedicated to her at Louvain; on the back cover another portico framing the arms of the abbot under the date 1557, with his initials PH and motto “Inter spinas Calceatus”. Rebacked 20th century, label, “Repaired by Birdsall and Son ... Northampton” (at which time apparently these pastedowns were removed). Former reference: Portfolio II/18a (see Catalogue of fragments, manuscript and printed, amongst Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections).

Manuscript contents
Modern title: Epistle to the Hebrews
Language: Latin

Hebr.7:8 - 9:15, with original divisions at 7:11, numbered 'xi', 7:22 'xij', 8:1 'xiij', and 9:1 'xv'.