Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, MS 940

  • Latin, Irish, Old Irish
  • s. viii/ix
  • Continental manuscripts containing Irish, Continental manuscripts containing Irish
  • parchment
Collection: Western manuscripts: Codices 1–15500
Provenance and related aspects
Latin Secondary: Irish, Old Irish
s. viii/ix
8/9th century (Bischoff).
Origin, provenance
Origin: Salzburg
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Hands, scribes
Irish gloss on f. 10r.
Codicological information
29.5 cm × 19.3 cm
The list below has been collated from the table of contents, if available on this page,Progress in this area is being made piecemeal. Full and partial tables of contents are available for a small number of manuscripts. and incoming annotations for individual texts (again, if available).Whenever catalogue entries about texts are annotated with information about particular manuscript witnesses, these manuscripts can be queried for the texts that are linked to them.


Primary sources This section typically includes references to diplomatic editions, facsimiles and photographic reproductions, notably digital image archives, of at least a major portion of the manuscript. For editions of individual texts, see their separate entries.

[dig. img.] ÖNB: Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna, Online, ...–present. URL: <>.

Secondary sources (select)

Ó Corráin, Donnchadh, Clavis litterarum Hibernensium: medieval Irish books, 3 vols, vol. 1, Turnhout: Brepols, 2017.
Bischoff, Bernhard, Katalog der festländischen Handschriften des neunten Jahrhunderts (mit Ausnahme der wisigotischen), ed. Birgit Ebersperger, vol. 3: Padua–Zwickau, Veröffentlichungen der Kommission für die Herausgabe der mittelalterlichen Bibliothekskataloge Deutschlands und der Schweiz, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2014.
Mullins, Elizabeth, “The Eusebian canon tables and Hiberno-Latin exegesis: the case of Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, lat. 940”, Sacris Erudiri 53 (2014): 323–343.  
The Eusebian canon tables are among the most long-lived and widely disseminated gospel book prefatory texts in late antique and early medieval times. This article focuses on the reception of the tables by Hiberno-Latin exegetes, highlighting in particular their treatment in the commentary on Matthew contained in Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, lat. 940. The article discusses the appearance of the Eusebian series in three parts of the Vienna manuscript: in the set of tables included at the beginning of the manuscript, in the discussion of the series contained in the preface to the Matthew commentary and in over three hundred titles interspersed throughout the commentary itself. Situating the treatment of the series in the Vienna manuscript in the context of its discussion by other contemporary commentators, the article shows how in the Hiberno-Latin milieu the Eusebian concordance served as a means of understanding and measuring the Gospels and also functioned as a potent image of the diversity and unity of the evangelical texts.
Mullins, Elizabeth, “The Irish Hebrew name lists in Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, lat. 940”, Scriptorium 57:1 (2003): 226–237.
Ó Cróinín, Dáibhí, “The earliest Old Irish glosses”, in: Rolf Bergmann, Elvira Glaser, and Claudine Moulin-Fankhänel (eds), Mittelalterliche volkssprachige Glossen: Internationale Fachkonferenz des Zentrums für Mittelalterstudien der Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, 2. bis 4. August 1999, Heidelberg: C. Winter, 2001. 7–31.
Forte, Anthony J., “Some philological observations on Codex Vindobonensis 940”, in: Thomas OʼLoughlin (ed.), The Scriptures and early medieval Ireland: proceedings of the 1993 Conference of the Society for Hiberno-Latin Studies on Early Irish Exegesis and Homilectics, 31, Steenbrugge, Turnhout: In Abbatia S. Petri, Brepols, 1999. 109–115.
Forte, Anthony J., “A critical edition of a Hiberno-Latin commentary on Matthew 1-8 (Codex Vindobonensis 940)”, unpublished PhD thesis, University of California, Los Angeles, 1991.
Bischoff, Bernhard, Die südostdeutschen Schreibschulen und Bibliotheken in der karolingerzeit, 2 vols, vol. 2: Die vorwiegend österreichischen diözesen, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1980.
69, 99, 102, 111 ff., 129
Bischoff, Bernhard, “Wendepunkte in der Geschichte der lateinischen Exegese im Frühmittelalter”, Sacris Erudiri 6 (1954): 189–279.
Hermann, Julius, Die frühmittelalterlichen Handschriften des Abendlandes: Beschreibendes Verzeichnis der illuminierten Handschriften in Österreich. I. Band: Die illuminierten Handschriften und Inkunabeln der Nationalbibliothek in Wien, Leipzig: Karl W. Hiersemann, 1923.
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158–158 [id. 52.]
Tabulae codicum manu scriptorum praeter graecos et orientales in Bibliotheca Palatina Vindobonensi asservatorum, 11 vols, Vienna, 1864–1912. <link>
Vol. 1, 60
Dennis Groenewegen
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