Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or_929 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


Psalter in Hebrew, Greek, Syriac and Arabic.

Title: Psalter.
Language(s): Hebrew, Greek, Syriac, and Arabic

In parallel columns. The Syriac column is the Syrohexapla version.

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 25 cm.
Extent: 186 ff.


Written in pointed Hebrew, Greek, Syriac, and Arabic in four columns in each page-opening, apparently all by the same scribe, in red and black, and probably in the 14th century. The Syriac script is an archaizing serto with some estrangela.

Additions: See S.P. Brock, ‘A fourteenth-century polyglot Psalter’, in Studies in philology in honour of R. J. Williams, ed. G. E. Kadish and G. E. Freeman (Toronto 1982), 1-15.


Bound in Cambridge in quarter leather.



Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by the friends of H. F. B. Lynch (d. 1913), 1915.

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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