Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or_1125 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


Two manuscripts in Garshuni Arabic bound together.

Language(s): Arabic (Garshuni)

A. ff. 1r-35r
Author: Epiphanius
Title: A homily on the burial of Christ, his descent into hell and his releasing of Adam and his descendants.
B. ff. 36v-92v
Title: The story of Zaina daughter of king Lucianus, who converted 1,130,000.

Incomplete at the end.

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 15 and 16½ cm. respectively.
Extent: 35 + 57 ff.


Leaves are wanting at the end.


Written in two different everyday serto hands both probably of the 18th cent.


Bound in Cambridge in cloth.



Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Huw Ifor Lloyd, , 1928.

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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