Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add. 1165 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

Summary of Contents: The codex contains the four Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. The codex begins with, A) ff. 3r-5r Prefatory matter to the Gospels, and B) 5v An introduction concerning the concordance of the four Gospels, 5v The epistle of Eusebius to Carpianus, 6r a paragraph about the four evangelists, especially Matthew, 6r titles of the chapters in Matthew, and 6v-8v Eusebian canons. Folios 1r-2v are blank.
3r-8v
Title: Prefatory Matter to the Gospels
Language(s): Ge'ez
3r-5r
Title: General Introduction
Language(s): Ge'ez
Incipit: 3r-5r: (i) ግብር (ii) ወካልዑ፡በቍዓት፡ (iii) ካልእ (sic for ሣልስ)፡ሥርዓት፡ (iv) ወራብዕ፡ትእምር ት፡ (v) ወኃምስ፡እምአይቴ፡መሠረት፡ (vi) ወሳድስ፡ምስማክ፡ (vii) መሳብእ፡ አርእስተ፡ነገር፡; 5v: The introduction entitled በእንተ ፡ ኅብረተ፡ ቃላት፡ ዘ፬ወንጌላት።ግጻዌ፡ ሥርዓት፡
5v
Title: Concordance
Language(s): Ge'ez
5v
Language(s): Ge'ez
6r
Title: Paragraph about the Four Evangelists
Language(s): Ge'ez
6r
Title: Chapter Titles in Matthew
Language(s): Ge'ez
5v
Language(s): Ge'ez

Rubricated headings and borders of Eusebian Canons.

9r-56r
Title: Matthew
Language(s): Ge'ez

F. 55v: a note on Mark and the titles of the chapters in Mark. Folio 56v is blank.

57r-82v
Title: Mark
Language(s): Ge'ez
Colophon: Ff. 82v-83r: a colophon concerning the place and time of the composition of Mark's Gospel; a note on Luke, and the titles of the chapters in Luke.
84v-122v
Title: Luke
Language(s): Ge'ez

F. 123r: a note on John and the titles of the chapters in John.

124r-151r
Title: John
Language(s): Ge'ez

F. 151v: a note on the number of words in the Gospels.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 153 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 27.9 × 29.2 cm.

Layout

44 lines per folio from ff. 3r-6r; 22 lines per folio from ff. 9r-72v; 23 lines per folio from 73r-99v; 24 or 25 lines per folio from 100r-151r.

Hand(s)

Ff. 3-8 in a small clear hand; ff. 9-151 in a very good large hand. Headings, ማርያም, borders of Eusebian canons, in red.

Binding

Rough boards, both cracked and roughly sewn back together.

History

Origin: 16th cent.; Ethiopia.

Provenance and Acquisition

Ethiopia

Aquisition unknown

Record Sources

Description based on Catalogue of Ethiopian manuscripts in the Cambridge University Library / by Edward Ullendorff and Stephen G. Wright; with a contribution by D.A. Hubbard.Cambridge University Press.1961

Availability

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card for admissions procedures contact Cambridge University Library Admissions). Contact near_eastern@lib.cam.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript

Funding of Cataloguing

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