Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or_1133 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts

Contents

Part of a volume of miscellaneous texts. The following are the principal ones.

Language(s): Arabic (Garshuni), except for ff.111r-112v.

2v-37v
Title: A treatise on confession and absolution.

This includes various penitential canons including 52 of Dionysius bar ᚢalibi.

38v-44r
Author: Severus a-Jamil
Title: Book of Illumination, or Kitab al-ishraq
44r-45r
Title: Acts of Paul and Thecla.

An excerpt: 3.5-6.

47r-85v
Author: Bar Hebraeus
Title: Book of the dove
85v-111r
Title: A short treatise on right faith and church order.

There are rubrics for chs. 1, 3, and 4 only.

111r-112v
Title: Prayers for the night office and for 'any time'.
Language(s): Syriac
112v-127v
Title: Questions of Basil and Gregory.

Imperfect.

127v-130r
Title: History of the thirty pieces of silver that Judas received.
131r-164v
Title: Martyrdom of Mar Giwargis.
164r-187r
Title: A memra on Alexander's entry into the land of darkness.

A version of the verse-history of Alexander the Great.

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 22 cm.
Extent: 179 ff.

Condition

Leaves are lost at the beginning (at least 168 leaves) and the end. Many leaves are repaired.

Hand(s)

Written in a good serto hand of the 17th-18th century.

Binding

Bound in cloth in Cambridge.

History

Origin:

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).

Availability

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Funding of Cataloguing

Cambridge University Library


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