Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or_825 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


Miscellaneous leaves bound together, some in Malayalam Karshon.

1. ff. 1-41
Title: Snatches of liturgical poetry and prayers.
Language(s): Syriac

Apparently written out as exercises in copying.

2. ff. 47-51
Author: Jacob of Serug.
Title: Excerpts from memre.
Language(s): Syriac
3. ff. 48b, 42-6
Title: Questions for a priest to ask at confession.
Language(s): Malayalam Karshon
4. ff. 52-64
Title: A different text, apparently retelling the Passion story.
Language(s): Malayalam Karshon

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 20 cm.
Extent: 64 ff.


Written in various Indian E. Syriac hands and in Malayalam Karshon, all probably of the 18th-19th cents.


Bound in Cambridge in half leather.



Provenance and Acquisition

Purchased from George B. Howard, 1910.

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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