Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add_1973 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts

Contents

Ishoʿdad of Merv, Commentaries.

Author: Ishoʿdad of Merv.
Title: Commentaries, as follows:
1r-12v
Title: Selection from the commentary on the Old Testament.

The commentary is on Genesis and Exodus; imperfect at the beginning.

13r-323v
Title: Commentary on the Four Gospels.
Language(s): Syriac

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 21 cm.
Extent: 323 ff.

Condition

3 leaves are lost at the beginning; 1 each after ff. 4, 5, 25, 315; and 1 at the end.

Hand(s)

Written in a good clear vocalized E. Syriac script. The date 1998 AS = 1686/7 CE and place the village of ʿAbdishoʿ in Ṣapna appear in a colophon (imperfect at the end) on f. 323v.

Binding

Bound in full leather over wooden boards.

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.56-8.

Availability

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