Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add_1970 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


New Testament book of Revelation, with commentary.

Title: The New Testament book of Revelation, with commentary.
Language(s): Syriac

The text of the book is in red with commentary in black. It is divided into the western chapters.

The text is different from the Bible Society edition. According to a note at the end, the book was translated from Greek into Latin, thence into Arabic, thence into Syriac.

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 22 cm.
Extent: 115 ff., of which ff. 1-2 are blank.


A leaf is lost after f. 2.


Written in a good E. Syriac script of about the 18th century in red and black.


Bound in Cambridge in quarter leather.



Provenance and Acquisition

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

Record Sources

For a fuller description with samples of the commentary see W. Wright and S. A. Cook, A Catalogue of the Syriac manuscripts in the library of the University of Cambridge (1901), i.43-47.


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.

Funding of Cataloguing

Cambridge University Library


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