Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add_1966 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts

Contents

East Syriac liturgical Psalter.

Language(s): Syriac

4v-161v
Title: The Psalms in the Peshiṭta version.

Divided into hulale and marmyata including the biblical canticles; with prayers.

162r-183r
Title: Hymns (teshbḥata) of the Ḥudra.
183r-198r
Title: Litanies.
198v-230v
Title: Martyrs' hymns.
230v-233v
Title: Colophon.

This dates the ms. to 2137 AS = 1826.

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 21½ cm.
Extent: 234 ff. plus blank leaves at the end.

Condition

Hand(s)

Written in a neat professional East Syriac hand by the scribe Emmanuel son of Hormizd of Mosul.

Decoration

There are decorative panels throughout, including a full page with Arabic text in gold and black, f. 234r.

Binding

Oriental binding in full leather with onlays stamped in blind.

History

Origin:

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.

Availability

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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