Catalogue Entry: THEM00071

Fragments on the kingdoms of the European tribes, the Temple and the history of Jewish and Christian Churches

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Yahuda Ms. 28, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

Sotheby Lot

Not identified in Sotheby

Contents

a) ff. 1-6 Extremely rough chronological jottings on scraps of paper, including quotes from the Bible and Fathers and notes on dates.

b) ff. 1-17 Notes on the history of the Roman Empire, on the Goths and Vandals and their incursions, on the geography of the Middle East (with a sketch map, f. 5r), and on the dates of Councils and Popes, mainly Latin with some English and citations in Greek.

ff. 18-20 'De decem Regibus': a self-contained section on Roman emperors.

ff. 21-30 Notes on Church history, the Arian controversy and the rise of the papacy, in Latin.

c) ff. 1-4 'Annotations': historical jottings with references to the Bible and Josephus, in Latin and English. This section is particularly badly damaged and largely illegible.

d) A single page headed 'Ex annotationibus Capelli in Villalpandum cujus libri titulus est Templi Hierosolymitani delineatio per L. Capellum ex Villalpando'.

e) ff. 1-2 An untitled discussion of Hebrew religious terms based largely on the work of Johannes Buxtorf.

f. 3 'Ex Philone'.

Notes

Many sheets faded and/or damaged.

[Editorial Note 1] A paragraph has here been omitted from the transcription as only occasional words are at all legible.

[1] * ἐις τὸ α

[Editorial Note 2] The remainder of this page is written upside down.

[Editorial Note 3] The text on this page is written upside down.

[Editorial Note 4] The remaining scrap of text on this page is written upside down.

[Editorial Note 5] The following text is written upside down at the bottom of the page.

[Editorial Note 6] The remaining text on this page is written up the left margin.

[2] x

[3] x

[Editorial Note 7] This page is written upside down.

[Editorial Note 8] Apart from the page number, all the text on this page is written upside down. It continues, still upside down, in the lower portion of f 13v.

[4] x

[5] x

[6] x

[7] x

[8] x

[9] x

[10] x

[11] a Zos. l 2

[12] x

[Editorial Note 9] The remainder of the text on this page is written upside down.

[13] x

[14] x

[15] x

[Editorial Note 10] Apart from the page number, all the text on this page is written upside down.

[16] * Aviti.

[17] * Aviti

[18] a Scilicet iter ab Arelato per Germaniam et Noricum in Italiam sub initio Imp ut docet Sirmondus in Commentario in hunc locum Sidonij.

[Editorial Note 11] Apart from the page numbers, the following three pages are written upside down and are probably intended to be read in reverse order, as they are presented here, though the high level of manuscript damage makes the sense extremely difficult to follow.

[19] Symbol (pointingHand) in text

[20] Cani

[21] a Ponit tamen Herodotus an 29, Sulpitius et Abul-Pharajius an 31.

[Editorial Note 12] Apart from the page number, all the text on this page is written upside down.

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