New exegetical homilies of Origen discovered

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New exegetical homilies of Origen discovered

Post by mapoulos » June 13th, 2012, 2:27 pm

I hadn't yet seen this announced here, and I thought it might be of interest to B-Greekers. Researchers in Germany have recently discovered a manuscript from the 12th century that they believe contains a large number of homilies on the Psalms from Origen of Alexandria. Alin Suciu and Roger Pearse have good summaries and comments: and

One of the most exciting parts of this is that the manuscript is viewable (and downloadable!) online for free. I've posted some transcription, translation, and commentary on a portion of the manuscript here: I'd encourage you all to take a look, if you've an interest in Origen. Roger Pearse has posted directions to view it:

The manuscript has already been digitised by the Bavarian State Library and is already available to everyone on the internet: > input “Homiliae in psalmos”

If you've not read from a manuscript before, the process can be disorienting. I've posted a page here ... leography/ with a few tips.

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Alex Poulos
Graduate Student - Greek and Latin
Catholic University of Ameria
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