Case Western Reserve University Leaf 12

This psalter leaf comes from 13th-century Flanders. The vellum is of poor quality (yellowed, hard, thick, and stiff), and while the angular gothic text is accomplished well the decoration and illumination are singularly clumsy. The page has been cropped through the illumination on the outer edge, resulting in present dimensions of 14 x 10cm. The ink used in the text is brown, with coral, blue, and white for the decoration, as well as gold leaf. See Denison University Leaf 12 for more information about this manuscript.

Text: Psalms 81:3-82:6 (recto) and 82:7-82:18 (verso).

Reconstruction Note! In Ege's original manuscript, this leaf preceded what is now Leaf 12 in the Kenyon College portfolio. Together the leaves provide the text of Psalms 81:3-84:7.

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Case Leaf 12 Recto
Case Leaf 12 Recto

Case Western Reserve University Leaf 12 Recto

+ Case Leaf 12 Recto Transcription

Judicáte egéno et pupíllo; húmilem et páuperem justificáte.
Erípite páuperem, et egénum de manu peccatóris liberáte.
Nesciérunt, neque intellexérunt; in ténebris ámbulant: movebúntur ómnia fundaménta terræ.
Ego dixi: Dii estis, et fílii Excélsi omnes.
Nos autem sicut hómines moriémini, et sicut unus de princípibus cadétis.
Surge, Deus, júdica terram, quóniam tu hæreditábis in ómnibus géntibus.

Deus, quis símilis erit tibi? ne táceas, neque compescáris, Deus:
Quóniam ecce inimíci tui sonuérunt, et qui odérunt te extulérunt caput.
Super pópulum tuum malignavérunt consílium, et cogitavérunt advérsus sanctos tuos.
Dixérunt: Veníte, et disperdámus eos de gente, et non memorétur nomen Israël ultra.
Quóniam cogitavérunt unanímiter; simul advérsum te testaméntum disposuérunt:

+ Case Leaf 12 Recto Translation

[Psalms 81:3-82:6]

3 Judge for the needy and fatherless: do justice to the humble and the poor. 4 Rescue the poor; and deliver the needy out of the hand of the sinner. 5 They have not known nor understood: they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth shall be moved. 6 I have said: You are gods and all of you the sons of the most High. 7 But you like men shall die: and shall fall like one of the princes. 8 Arise, O God, judge thou the earth: for thou shalt inherit among all the nations. 2 O God, who shall be like to thee? hold not thy peace, neither be thou still, O God. 3 For lo, thy enemies have made a noise: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head. 4 They have taken a malicious counsel against thy people, and have consulted against thy saints. 5 They have said: Come and let us destroy them, so that they be not a nation: and let the name of Israel be remembered no more. 6 For they have contrived with one consent: they have made a covenant together against thee.

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Case Leaf 12 Verso
Case Leaf 12 Verso

Case Western Reserve University Leaf 12 Verso

+ Case Leaf 12 Verso Transcription

tabernácula Idumæórum et Ismahelítæ,
Moab et Agaréni, Gebal, et Ammon, et Ámalec; alienígenæ cum habitántibus Tyrum.
Étenim Assur venit cum illis: facti sunt in adjutórium fíliis Lot.
Fac illis sicut Mádian et Sísaræ, sicut Jabin in torrénte Cisson.
Disperiérunt in Endor; facti sunt ut stercus terræ.
Pone príncipes eórum sicut Oreb, et Zeb, et Zébee, et Sálmana:
Omnes príncipes eórum, qui dixérunt: Hæreditáte possideámus sanctuárium Dei.
Deus meus, pone illos ut rotam, et sicut stípulam ante fáciem venti.
Sicut ignis qui combúrit silvam, et sicut flamma combúrens montes,
Ita perséqueris illos in tempestáte tua, et in ira tua turbábis eos.
Imple fácies eórum ignomínia, et quærent nomen tuum, Dómine.
Erubéscant, et conturbéntur in saeculum saeculi

+ Case Leaf 12 Verso Translation

[Psalms 82:7-82:18]

...the tabernacles of the Edomites, and the Ismahelites: Moab, and the Agarens, 8 Gebal, and Ammon and Amalec: the Philistines, with the inhabitants of Tyre. 9 Yea, and the Assyrian also is joined with them: they are come to the aid of the sons of Lot. 10 Do to them as thou didst to Madian and to Sisara: as to Jabin at the brook of Cisson. 11 Who perished at Endor: and became as dung for the earth. 12 Make their princes like Oreb, and Zeb, and Zebee, and Salmana. All their princes, 13 who have said: Let us possess the sanctuary of God for an inheritance. 14 O my God, make them like a wheel; and as stubble before the wind. 15 As fire which burneth the wood: and as a flame burning mountains: 16 So shalt thou pursue them with thy tempest: and shalt trouble them in thy wrath. 17 Fill their faces with shame; and they shall seek thy name, O Lord. 18 Let them be ashamed and troubled for ever and ever...

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