Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add_1976 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts

Contents

E. Syriac lectionary of the Old Testament and Acts.

Title: Lectionary of the Old Testament and Acts of the Apostles for the whole year, according to the use of the Upper Monastery.
Language(s): Syriac

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 30 cm.
Extent: 194 ff.

Condition

A leaf is wanting after f. 193.

Hand(s)

Written in a large bold vocalized E. Syriac script in 1 column. A colophon (imperfect) on ff. 193v-194v gives the date 2013 = 1701 CE.

The scribe's name Yawsep of Alqosh appears in the headpiece on f. 1v.

Binding

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

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, 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.81-107.

Availability

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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