Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Pococke 219 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts Pococke Collection


1 copy of Pentateuch

ff. 7v-225v
Title: Pentateuch

With commentary* to Gen., Ex., and Levit.

ff. 2-6, 226-229 are blank

*The commentary is attribd. by Uri, Nicoll and Pusey to Ephraim Syrus. In Graf II. 107. 2 (II, p. 331) MS. Pococke 219, MS. Bodl. Or. 154 and MS. Marsh 440 are listed as having commentary by Markus ibn al-Qanbar (Darīr 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
[UAC. 4, with corrig. Nicoll p. 564]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 219 ff.


Origin: n.d.

Provenance and Acquisition

The collections of Edward Pococke, d. 1691.

Purchased by the Bodleian Library in 1692.

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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