Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add_1963 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


Old Testament Bet Mawtbe.

Title: The book of Bet Mawtbe in the Peshiá¹­ta version.
Language(s): Syriac

That is, the books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Proverbs, Qoheleth, Ruth, Song of Songs, Bar Sira, and Job.

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 31 cm.
Extent: 272 ff. including a front flyleaf.


Ff. 2-4, 268-72 are replacement leaves.


Written in a good regular East Syriac hand by a scribe named Joseph (named on f. 53v) of about the 18th cent. The later leaves were written by the priest Abraham in 1843 (f. 272r).


Oriental binding in full leather over wooden boards, similar to Add_1962.



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.20.


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Funding of Cataloguing

Cambridge University Library


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