BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
GENERAL COLLECTION OF RARE BOOKS AND
MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE MANUSCRIPTS
Beinecke MS 544
(Formerly P.Yale inv. 2183)
Bible. Greek. O.T. I and II Samuel. Fragment of the Septuagint. Greek
manuscript. Greek Near East. Early 4th century. Vellum. 2 conjugate folios
(212 x 175 mm.) 2 columns, 43 lines. Uncial script. Several marginal
corrections. Torn on all sides and lacking half of second column of first
folio and the greater part of the second folio.
Side I: I Samuel XXV.7-20; I Samuel XXXI.12-13, II Samuel I.1 and 6-7.
Side 2: I Samuel XXIV.11-XXV.7; II Samuel I.17-II.4.
Comments: This is the oldest vellum manuscript in the collection.
From the collection of Mark Lansburgh. Gift of Edwin J. Beinecke, 1965.
Bibliography: T.E. Marston, "A Collection of early Manuscript Leaves," Yale
University Library Gazette, XL (1965).