Catalogue Entry: THEM00048

Theological notes.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Yahuda Ms. 5, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

Custodial History

SL236 was bought by William H. Robinson at the Sotheby sale for £10 and sold to Keynes on 18 August 1936 for the sale price plus 10%. After this it was exchanged, together with SL258 (Yahuda Var. 1 Ms. 23) and SL263 (Babson Ms. 434), for SL33 (Keynes Ms. 30) and SL72 (Keynes Ms. 44).

Sotheby Lot

SL236 and part of SL239

Contents

Ms. 5.1

Part of a work on Gospel chronology (post-1700), beginning missing, 8 ff. Includes two section headings:

f. 5r 'Sect. 4. De annis prædicationis Christi.'

f. 6r 'Sect. 5 Christum aut anno Tiberij decimo nono, A.C. 33, aut anno sequenti passum esse.'

Ms. 5.2

A continuation of 5.1 above but with new foliation (ff. 1-4).

Ms. 5.3

Notes out of various Church Fathers on the nature of the Trinity (late 1670s), incomplete, 20 ff.

Notes

In the Sotheby catalogue the lot is described as having 44 pp., but 4 leaves (Ms. 5.2?) were later added from SL239 (Yahuda Var. 1 Ms. 13). This perhaps explains why section 5.2, which clearly follows 5.1, has been catalogued as a separate item.

[1] ✝ Luc 12.28

[2] Levit 23.8

[3] ✝ Vide quæ Papias de Marco habet apud Eusebium Hist. Eccl. lib. 3. cap ult. Nempe Marcum non omnia recto ordine scripsisse quia non proprijs oculis sed auditu tantum didicerat.

[4] l 5 contr Hæres c 19

[5] ✝ Suidas in Εύνδικοι.

[6] Note:The contents of this note are only visible in the diplomatic transcript because they were deleted on the original manuscript

[7] ✝ quâ

[8] ✝ mali angeli

[9] Apolog 2 pag 2.

[10] Q.

[11] ✝ Euseb. Hist. l 7. c 24, 26.

[12] ἐκ της του πατρὸς οὐσίας

[13] Q.

[Editorial Note 1] The placement of the following inserted passage is conjectural: no indication is given of where it should belong.

[14] Qab.

[15] Q

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