Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

BSMS_448 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


E. Syriac lectionary of the Gospels.

Title: East Syriac lectionary of the Gospels in the Peshiṭta version, for Sundays, saints' days and festivals, "according to the order of the churches in Mosul".
Language(s): Syriac

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 32½ cm.
Extent: 88 ff.


Written in a good regular East Syriac script in 2 columns by the priest ʿAbdishoʿ son of Archdeacon Elia from the village of Mawana in Tergawar. The date appears to be 1709 CE.


Bound in wooden boards with a canvas spine.



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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