Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

BSMS_447 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


East Syriac lectionary of the Gospels.

Title: East Syriac lectionary of the Gospels in the Peshiṭta version, for Sundays, feasts, etc., according to the Upper Monastery recension.
Language(s): Syriac

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 30 cm.
Extent: 90 ff.


Written in a clear plain East Syriac script (but on ff. 2-3 a more archaizing estrangela) by a bishop Yoḥanan in Mawana in Tergawar in 1640 CE.


Bound in leather over wooden boards, the binding now detached from the text block.



Provenance and Acquisition

Deposited by the Bible Society, 1985. It was acquired for the Bible Society by Joseph Wolff in Persia in 1825.

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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