Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add_1975 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


E. Syriac lectionary of the Gospels.

Title: E. Syriac lectionary of the Gospels for the whole year, according to the use of the church of Mosul.
Language(s): Syriac

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 37½ cm.
Extent: 126 ff.


Written in a large bold vocalized E. Syriac script in 2 columns. A colophon on ff. 123r-125v gives the date 1897 AS = 1586 CE.


Bound in red leather over wooden boards, with some blind tooling.



Provenance and Acquisition

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

Record Sources

For a fuller description, including a list of all the lections, see W. Wright and S. A. Cook, A Catalogue of the Syriac manuscripts in the library of the University of Cambridge (1901), i.58-80.


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