Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

BSMS_446 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


New Testament in the Peshitta version.

Title: The New Testament in the Peshitta version.
Language(s): Syriac
1v-3r, 253v-254v
Title: A treatise of Eusebius of Caesarea on the native places, races, and deaths of the twelve apostles and 72 disciples.
Language(s): Syriac

Physical Description

Support: Vellum, 26 cm.
Extent: 256 ff.


The last two leaves are partly cut or worn away.


Written in a classical E. Syriac estrangela by a monk Marqos, at the Monastery of Mar Michael above Mosul, in 1205/6 CE.


Bound in wooden boards which previously had clasps. Canvas that covered the boards and formed a backstrip is partly perished.



Provenance and Acquisition

Deposited by the Bible Society, 1985. The Bible Society acquired it at auction in London sometime before 1920. It was previously brought to the U.S.A. from Urmia, Persia.

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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