Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add_1700 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


Harklean New Testament.

Title: The New Testament in the Harklean version.
Language(s): Syriac

Included are the Harklean Passion harmony (ff. 96v-103r); the 2 Clementine epistles (ff. 142v-159v); and an index to the lections for the year (ff. 1r-10v, imperfect).

Physical Description

Support: Paper
Extent: 216 ff., 24 cm.


Written in a neat serto hand in 2 columns in black and red by the monk Sahda "on the Holy Mountain of Edessa" in AS 1481 = 1170.


Western binding in quarter leather. A piece of the former binding in red leather is laid in.



Provenance and Acquisition

Purchased at the sale of Julius Mohl's library in Paris in 1876.

Record Sources

For a full description see W. Wright and S. A. Cook, A Catalogue of the Syriac manuscripts in the library of the University of Cambridge (1901), i.6-16.


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.


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