Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add_1971 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


Mushe bar Kepha, Commentary on John.

Title: Commentary on the Gospel of John.
Language(s): Syriac

In two parts, with colophons at the end of each (ff. 185v, 310v).

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 26½ cm.
Extent: 310 ff.


Some leaves are torn or stained especially at the beginning and end, and some are repaired with patches from other mss.


Written in a good W. Syriac serto script by Yeshuʿ of Barṭella, a monk of the monastery of Mar Mattai near Mosul, in Aug. 1507 AS = 1196 CE.


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 see W. Wright and S. A. Cook, A Catalogue of the Syriac manuscripts in the library of the University of Cambridge (1901), i.47-53.


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Funding of Cataloguing

Cambridge University Library


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