Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or_227 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


Four Gospels in the Harklean version.

Title: The Four Gospels in the Harklean version.
Language(s): Syriac

Physical Description

Support: Vellum, 15½ cm.
Extent: 222 ff.


Eighteen leaves are lost and many others misplaced by the western binder who repaired the ms.


Written in a fine formal serto hand in a village near Melitene in Cappadocia in 1011 CE or perhaps 1061 CE (the date in the colophon being hard to make out).


Binding in full polished leather with blind tooling, repaired by a western binder.



Provenance and Acquisition

Purchased from the dealer J. J. Naaman, 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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