Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or_1141 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


Bar-Hebraeus, Ecclesiastical history.

Title: Chronicon ecclesiasticum.
Language(s): Syriac

This ms. was apparently copied from the printed edition (1872-4) of J. B. Abbeloos and T. J. Lamy.

The text covers the Patriarchs of Antioch (ff. 1r-160v) but not the Maphrians. Ff. 161r-163v, captioned 'Supplements', corresponds to the 'Lectiones variae' in the printed edition.

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 24 cm.
Extent: 163 ff.


Written in 2 different serto hands, the later one filling up gaps left in the text by the earlier one, and then taking over from f. 129 until the end.


Bound in cloth in Cambridge.



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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