Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or_1137 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts

Contents

A miscellany of texts.

Language(s): In Syriac and Arabic (Garshuni).

2r-67r
Title: The history of the image of Christ that the Jews made in Tiberias.
Language(s): Syriac
67v-94v
Title: The History of Mar Grigorios of Caesarea.
Language(s): Syriac
95r-110v
Title: The History of Mar Pappos and his 24,000 Roman companions who were martyred with him.
Language(s): Syriac
111r-126v
Title: The History of the holy Mariana and her father the holy Eugenios,
Language(s): Arabic (Garshuni)
127r-150v
Title: The History of Archelides of Rome,
Language(s): Arabic (Garshuni)
151r-160v
Title: The story of one who was unjustly treated,
Language(s): Arabic (Garshuni)
160v-162v
Title: A hymn (madiḥa) on penitence, in the metre of Mar Ephrem, alphabetical.
Language(s): Arabic (Garshuni)

Alphabetical.

162v-173r
Title: The story of the son of a king,
Language(s): Arabic (Garshuni)
173v-175r
Title: The story of a man and his three friends,
Language(s): Arabic (Garshuni)
176r-227v
Title: Homilies of Mushe bar Kepha.
Language(s): Arabic (Garshuni)

They are for the consecration of the church, annunciation to Zechariah, annuncation to Mary, and the temptation of our Lord by Satan.

230v-239v
Title: The story of the wise sibyl and her interpretation of the dream that was dreamt in a single night by the hundred wise men in the city of Rome,
Language(s): Arabic (Garshuni)

Imperfect, including at the end.

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 18½ cm.
Extent: 239 ff.

Condition

Some leaves are lost in the last quire, including at the end.

Hand(s)

Written in a generally clear swashy serto hand in red and black, by Yeshuʿ son of Q. Eshaʿya of Bet Sbirino, in the Monastery of Qartamin in 1465/6.

Binding

Bound in full leather with blind tooling over wooden boards.

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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