Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Marsh 440 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Marsh Collection


1 copy of Genesis and Exodus

ff. 3r-370v*

with commentary [Karshuni].** 2 vols.

*ff. 371r-374v miscellaneous notes

**The commentary is attributed by Uri, Nicoll and Pusey to Ephraem, Syrus, Saint, 303-373. [attributed] In Graf II.107.2 (II, p. 331) MS. Pococke 219, MS. Bodl. Or. 154 and MS. Marsh 440 are listed as having commentaries by Markus ibn al-Qanbar (Ḍarīr ibn al-Mawhūb) 12th cent.; while at II.96.1 (II, p. 289) Pococke 219 is stated to have an anon. Jacobite Syrian commentary in catena form, apparently of the 13th cent.

Language(s): Arabic


Graf I, p. 105
[Payne-Smith 126, 127]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 368 ff.


Origin: 1488 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

The Library of Archbishop Narcissus Marsh, d. 1713.

The Marsh bequest entered the Bodleian Library in 1714.

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on the Bodleian Library's public card index of Arabic manuscripts with additional enhancements by the OCIMCO project team.


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