Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add. 1979 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


The book of Qdam u-Wathar.

Title: The Qdam u-Wathar
Language(s): Syriac

Or Ktaba da-qdam wa-d-batar, lit. 'Book of before and after', being the morning, evening and night services for weekdays in the Church of the East.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper, 23 cm.
Extent: 82 ff.


Written in a fair E. Syriac hand and dated 2018 = 1707 CE. .



Bound in full leather over wooden boards.



Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired for the SPCK by George Percy Badger and presented to the Library in 1887.

Record Sources

For a fuller description see W. Wright and S. A. Cook, A Catalogue of the Syriac manuscripts in the library of the University of Cambridge (1901), i.140-7.


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Funding of Cataloguing

Cambridge University Library


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