Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or_191 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


ʿAbdishoʿ of Nisibis, Paradise of Eden.

Title: The Paradise of Eden.
Language(s): Syriac

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 18 cm.
Extent: 125 ff.


Written in a handsome nearly monoline E. Syriac hand sparsely vocalized. According to the colophon the ms. was written in 1476 CE. The scribe's name is lost to damage and the place of writing has been erased.

Three leaves are replacements, written in a modern hand.


Bound in half leather in Cambridge.



Provenance and Acquisition

Purchased from an Assyrian owner through O. H. Parry, 1902.

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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