Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

BSMS_450 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


The Pentateuch in the Peshiṭta version.

Title: The Pentateuch in the Peshiṭta version.
Language(s): Syriac

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 36½ cm.
Extent: 199 ff.


Written in a good regular East Syriac script with vowels by the priest SPR son of Ishoʿ from the village of Marishoʿ in Rustaqa in 1741 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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