Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS ebr. 426 (Arabic Commentaries on the Hippocratic Aphorisms project)

Arabic Commentaries on the Hippocratic Aphorisms project collection


Summary of Contents: This manuscript contains commentary on the book of Aphorisms attributed to Hippocrates.

Original manuscript in the Vatican Library.

This is a Judaeo-Arabic MS of Ḥunayn ibn Ishaq's Translation of Galen's commentary on the Hippocratic Aphorisms. The beginning of each Book is as follows: Bk1: 8a; Bk2: 25b; Bk3: 44a; Bk4: 59a; Bk5: 81b; Bk6: 99b. It is incomplete, ending in the middle of comm. on lemma vi. 5.

Language(s): Arabic


Beit-Arié, Malachi, 2008, pp. 365-366.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 101 leaves (ff. 1a-101b)
Dimensions (leaf):


One column with 30 lines

One column with 29 lines


The text is written in Sephardic cursive calligraphic script.


Marginalia: The copy has been collated with the exemplar as well as with another manuscript. The copyist has entered many corrections in the margins.


Origin: The copy is unnamed and undated. Beit-Arié estimates the date of copying around the late 14th century CE.


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Funding of Cataloguing

European Research Council


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