Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or_1287 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts

Contents

Summary of Contents: A palimpsest manuscript, the upper text of which is a collection of patristic extracts in Arabic, of the 9th or 10th century (not described here). The re-used leaves include 57 from 7 or perhaps more Syriac manuscripts. These are listed here as A-G.

Language(s): Syriac

A.
Title: The Protogospel of James and Transitus of Mary.

42 leaves from a ms. of the 6th cent. written in estrangela in 2 columns.

B.
Title: From the Gospel of John, including Jn 6.49.

1 leaf from a ms. of perhaps the 5th cent. written in estrangela in 2 columns.

C.
Title: From the Gospel of Matthew, including Mt 9.5b-24, 10.9-28a, 15.37b-16.17a.

3 leaves from a ms. of the 5th or 6th cent. written in estrangela in 2 columns.

D.
Title: From Isaiah including Isa 31.6-32.13 and 34.1-13.

2 half-leaves from a ms. of the 7th cent. written in estrangela in 1 column. This leaf is doubly palimpsest. The biblical text is the lower text. The middle text is unidentified.

E.
Title: From the Old Testament including Ex 14.25-31, Isa 50.2b-7, and Ex 14.24-31.

A half-leaf from a ms. of the 7th cent. written in estrangela in 1 column. This leaf is doubly palimpsest. The biblical text is the middle text. The lower text is unidentified.

F.
Title: A hymn or text in rhythmic prose.

2 half-leaves from a ms. of the 7th-8th cent. written in estrangela in probably 1 column.

G.
Title: Miscellaneous texts

7 leaves, possibly not all from the same ms. They are not all legible, but include a poem attributed to Ephrem beginning 'Blessed is the old age which has grown old with good deeds'.

Physical Description

Support: Vellum, folded to 20cm.
Extent: 57 ff.

Binding

The individual leaves, disbound from the codex and unfolded, are now housed in 4 volumes.

History

Origin:

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequeathed by Agnes Smith Lewis and accessioned in the Library in 1933.

Record Sources

For a full description see J. F. Coakley, Catalogue of Syriac manuscripts in Cambridge University Library acquired since 1901 (2018).

Availability

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card. For admissions procedures contact Cambridge University Library Admissions. Contact near_eastern@lib.cam.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript.


Comments

Comment on this record

Please fill out your details.

How are we using your feedback? See our privacy policy.

TO TOP