Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

BSMS_449 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


Elia of Anbar, Book of study.

Title: The Book of study.
Language(s): Syriac

With an added section of miscellaneous texts. These include the 5 apocryphal Psalms, an explanation of difficult words in the Book of Paradise of ʿAbdishoʿ of Ṣoba, and a dialogue between a Nestorian and a Jacobite.

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 33 cm.
Extent: 369 ff.


Written in a neat vocalized East Syriac script by the priest Marqos son of Shemʿun son of Yonan living in the village of Eskunes in the region of Nudez in 1733 CE.


Bound in full leather over thick wooden boards.



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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