Who knows what one will find in a library…

I love my field.

Why? Because a philologist cataloging a collection of Greek manuscripts at the Bavarian State Library came across something extraordinary: a whole collection of Origen’s Homilies on the Psalms in Greek. This is amazing discovery considering all that we had of arguably one of the most important exegetes in history on the Psalms consisted of a few Latin fragments. Here’s a link to see a rough translation of the press release and explanation of the find.

And it gets even more fabulous: the library decided that instead of trying to “control” such a monumental find that they would digitize the original 12th century manuscript for scholars around the world to have access.

So…anyone curious what Origen had to say about the Psalms? Go here and imput “homilae in psalmos”.

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One Response to Who knows what one will find in a library…

  1. Hank Voss says:

    Cool.

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