Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or_929 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts

Contents

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.

Hand(s)

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.

Binding

Bound in Cambridge in quarter leather.

History

Origin:

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).

Availability

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card. For admissions procedures contact Cambridge University Library Admissions. Contact near_eastern@lib.cam.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript.


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