Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add_1976 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


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.


A leaf is wanting after f. 193.


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.


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.81-107.


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Funding of Cataloguing

Cambridge University Library


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