Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or_1142 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


Bar-Hebraeus, Ethicon.

Title: Ethicon.
Language(s): Syriac

In four memre.

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 22½ cm.
Extent: 326 ff.


Written in a regular serto hand of the 18th cent. According to a colophon (f. 325v) in which some information is erased, the scribe was a monk Ṣaliba. On f. 324v a later hand has written some words in the 'alphabet of Bardaisan': 'Pray for the sinner Karas bishop of Mar Behnam.'


Bound in full leather with blind tooling over paper boards, now in poor condition.



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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