Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add_1973 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


Ishoʿdad of Merv, Commentaries.

Title: Commentaries, as follows:
Title: Selection from the commentary on the Old Testament.

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

Title: Commentary on the Four Gospels.
Language(s): Syriac

Physical Description

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


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


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.


Bound in full leather over wooden boards.



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.


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Funding of Cataloguing

Cambridge University Library


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