Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

BSMS_444 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


The New Testament in the Peshitta version.

Title: The New Testament in the Peshitta version.
Language(s): Syriac

Physical Description

Support: Vellum
Extent: 259 ff., 25 cm.


Written in an E. Syriac ‘medial’ estrangela of about the 12th century with some vowels, in red and black.



Provenance and Acquisition

Deposited by the Bible Society, 1985. It was presented to the Bible Society in 1933 by A.P.D. Penrose, grandson of Alexander Baron Peckover, to whom it was sold by J. R. Harris sometime before 1905.

Record Sources

For a full description see J. F. Coakley, Catalogue of Syriac manuscripts in Cambridge University Library acquired since 1901 (2018).


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Funding of Cataloguing

Cambridge University Library


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