Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or_690 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


E. Syriac services for Easter.

ff. 3v-76v
Title: E. Syriac services for the feast of the Resurrection
Language(s): Some hymns (shuraye ) are in Persian and Turkish.

Including the daily offices, the eucharist, and miscellaneous hymns.

ff. 77v-80v
Title: The dialogue poem (sogita) of the thief and the cherub
Language(s): in rhyming modern Syriac.

Physical Description

Support: Paper
Extent: 82 ff., 40 cm.


Written in a mannered broad-penned script with much coloured decoration. The scribe was Ḥadbshabba son of Q. Zaradosht of the village of Ashitha in Tiyari in 1904 CE.


Binding in full leather over wooden boards, blind-tooled on front and back.



Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by W. H. Browne, 1906.

Record Sources

For a full description see J. F. Coakley, Catalogue of Syriac manuscripts in Cambridge University Library acquired since 1901 (2018).


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Funding of Cataloguing

Cambridge University Library


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